Report: Former MLB slugger Scott Spiezio tased by cops in Illinois

SHARE Report: Former MLB slugger Scott Spiezio tased by cops in Illinois

Chicago Cubs second baseman Jerry Hairston, bottom, and St. Louis Cardinals’ Scott Spiezio watch as Hairston’s throw on an attempted double play goes wide of first base during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 8, 2006, in Chicago. Spiezio was out at second, but David Eckstein was safe at first. The Cubs won 3-2. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Former Major League Baseball player Scott Spiezio was tased and taken into custody by police last week after an alleged window-smashing rampage, according to TMZ Sports.

From the report:

We’ve learned … cops were called to Spiezio’s apartment complex in Ottawa, Illinois around 2:30 AM on Tuesday … after his [girlfriend] called 911 and reported that Scott punched out a neighbor’s window. When cops arrived to the scene, Scott was gone — so police called for K-9 backup to track down the 42-year-old. A few hours later, officials located Spiezio hiding behind a building — and attempted to take him into custody. Law enforcement sources tell us Spiezio resisted — and cops ultimately had to use a taser to take him down.

As of now, Spiezio has not been charged with a crime, according to TMZ.

Spiezio, who was born in Joliet, went to Morris High School and attended the University of Illinois, spent 12 years in the majors with the A’s, Angels, Mariners and Cardinals. He was a part of two World Series teams — the Angels in 2002 and Cardinals in 2006.

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