2 plead guilty in PNC Park scuffle that hurt guard

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PITTSBURGH – A father and daughter have pleaded guilty in a scuffle at a western Pennsylvania baseball park last spring in which a security officer almost lost a finger.


Twenty-one-year-old Rachel George and 51-year-old Christopher George pleaded guilty Tuesday in Allegheny County Court to misdemeanor simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and other counts.


Both were sentenced to probation, and Rachel George was also ordered to spend 30 days on house arrest.


Police alleged that they attacked the guard at PNC Park in May as she was being removed from the stadium. Authorities said the guard’s finger got caught in a fence and was nearly ripped off but was reattached at a hospital.


Both defendants apologized to the guard. Defense attorneys said neither intended harm and called the episode a freak accident.


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