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One year later, Royals ‘Fountain Lady’ expresses remorse

Jessica McCoy fell into the outfield fountains after jumping the fence and walking across them during the Royals’ game against the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 5, 2013, at Kauffman Stadium.
Jessica McCoy fell into the outfield fountains after jumping the fence and walking across them during the Royals’ game against the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 5, 2013, at Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City Star

For better or worse, one of the iconic moments from the Royals’ season a year ago was “Fountain Lady.”

Ever wonder what became of her?

Bryce Miller of the Des Moines Register caught up with Jessica McCoy, aka, “Fountain Lady” or “Fountain Mom.”

McCoy, who lives in Carlisle, Iowa, went into a fountain at Kauffman Stadium during the Royals’ game against the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 3. McCoy was cited for trespassing, resisting arrest and solicitation.

“I might have done something stupid,” McCoy said told the Register, “but I’m not a bad person.”

McCoy, 26, finished a police program that led to charges being expunged, according to court records, the Register reported.

“Oh yeah, I definitely would do a lot of things differently,” McCoy said. “I wouldn’t get in that fountain, to start.”

McCoy said she lost her job and and admitted using off-color language around the officer, but insists “nothing remotely close to a sexual favor was offered.”

Apparently, McCoy hasn’t been banned from Kauffman Stadium. She is still a Royals fan and would love to attend a playoff game here.

Here is McCoy in a video from the Des Moines Register (mobile app users, tap here to watch on the Register’s site):

         

Here is the video from that night. Please note that inappropriate language can be heard in this video.

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