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NJ man gets jail for Phillies game vomit-assault

Jul 30, 2010 1:21:00 PM - thestate.com
A 21-year-old New Jersey man was sentenced to jail Friday for vomiting on another spectator and his 11-year-old daughter in the stands at a Philadelphia Phillies game.

Matthew Clemmens, of Cherry Hill, N.J., pleaded guilty in May to charges of assault, harassment and disorderly conduct and was sentenced to one to three months in jail, two years of probation and 50 hours of community service. The maximum penalty was two years in jail.

Clemmens was taken into custody after Family Court Judge Kevin Dougherty sentenced him, and several family members burst into sobs.

The spectator who was vomited on, Michael Vangelo, said he has not been back to the ballpark since the assault. He also said his daughter refuses to talk about what happened and has said she does not want to go to another Phillies game.

Clemmens admitted he stuck his fingers down his throat and vomited on Vangelo, an off-duty Easton police captain, and one of Vangelo's daughters at a Phillies-Nationals game on April 14 at Citizens Bank Park.

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