VIDEO: Fan falls from upper deck of Yankee Stadium!

8:23 AM, Aug 11, 2005   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) -- A fan plunged from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium onto the screen behind home plate during Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. The game was delayed for four minutes in the eighth inning after 18-year-old Scott Harper plummeted about 40 feet onto the large net. The Armonk, New York, native eventually was taken to a hospital after his head was immobilized in a neck brace. Police say Harper told three friends he was sitting with that he was going to test whether the net would hold his weight. He sat with his head in his hands for a few moments before climbing on the net back up to the middle level of seats as players watched and the crowd roared. After being released from the hospital on Wednesday, he was booked on charges of reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct and is being held in a detention cell at the precinct, awaiting arraignment. Following the Yankees' 2-to-1 loss to the White Sox, Yanks owner George Steinbrenner said Harper's fall was the only exciting thing that happened in the game.

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