Remember that guy that threw a banana at Adam Jones in San Francisco? To no one’s surprise, he was arrested over the weekend at the Jersey Shore.
On Saturday, police in North Wildwood got a report of a disorderly person arguing with a Morey’s Piers employee there at 9:28 p.m. It was [Alexander] Poulides, here at the Jersey Shore, though he allegedly lied about his identity when police first confronted him. It turns out that Poulides, who police said lives in Willits, Calif., grew up in Delaware County and still has family here, and was visiting the area when he decided to go to the shore, police said. […]
North Wildwood police say Poulides was a fugitive in Pennsylvania on retail theft and drug charges out of Upper Darby. He also had outstanding warrants from Sea Isle City and Ventnor, police said. According to news outlets in California, he was arrested in 2012 there for driving under the influence and again in April for “suspicion of drunk driving.”
What a shocker.
After throwing a banana at Jones and being called out by the Orioles centerfielder on Twitter, Poulides stepped up and admitted he did it, claiming it wasn’t racially motivated. Daniel Brown of the Mercury News had more details back on August 12.
“Oh, my god,” Poulides said. “I threw a banana on my way out.”
Poulides, 42, said he grabbed a banana off a catering cart and hurled it toward the field in disgust near the end of the Giants’ 10-2 loss Sunday at AT&T Park. The banana landed near Jones in centerfield. Jones, who is African-American, tweeted about the incident after the game. [...]
Above all, Poulides stressed repeatedly that the incident was not racially motivated, as some had speculated. His action was not directed at Jones, but at the Giants and their poor performance, he said.
“I’m embarrassed and shocked by the outcome,” the Northern California resident said. “In hindsight, I wish I didn’t do it and I apologize. I’m very sorry.”
Sorry, but I’m not buying the fugitive’s story.