Punish the Royals’ ‘Fountain Lady’ for her dangerous stunt

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08/06/2013 8:48 PM

05/16/2014 9:54 AM

It looked like fun, frolicking in the fountains at Kauffman Stadium Monday night.

And on Tuesday the 25-year old woman accused of doing just that was

getting all kinds of national attention

.

Websites were full of her having a good time in the water. People were speculating online how much she had to drink to get up for such an antic, which drew lots of reaction from the crowd at the Kansas City Royals’ 13-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

That was the fun part for the woman.

By late Tuesday morning, though, the Kansas City Police Department had posted her mug shot after she was arrested minutes after getting into the fountains.

Unfortunately for the Royals, unless the team and authorities come down hard on the woman, expect her antics to be repeated in the future.

Charges have been filed, and they need to be taken seriously, with fines and possibly more time in jail for her past the overnight stay she apparently had.

I’m not being a killjoy here. Just a realist.

Wading around in fountains that have pumps and electric lights and motors is dangerous.

Toby Cook, vice president for community affairs for the Royals, said Tuesday: “It might look funny on websites, but it’s a dangerous thing to do. Not only gets you out of the ball park really fast, it’s something we want to encourage fans not to consider because somebody could get seriously hurt if they go into the fountain.”

Signs warn people not to go in the fountains, for good reasons.

That’s excellent advice for Royals fans to remember in the future, even including the inebriated ones.

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