San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix was arrested Sunday for criminal trespassing after trying to enter a home in Arizona by a dog, prompting a homeowner to kick him and used a stun gun on him, according to police. 19659002] Nix, 23, is accused of breaking into a fenced yard in Peoria, about 13 miles north of Phoenix, and then trying to climb a dog park in the backyard, according to court documents filed by Peoria Maricopa County Police Department.
Nix was kicked in front of a man inside the home before fellow baseball player Tom Cosgrove, playing for a minor league team, tried to pull him away, documents said. As the pair began to run, the man inside the house "leaned against the doggie door and placed his taser," hitting Nix with his body.
Police were called to the scene and found Nix and Cosgrove, 23, several blocks away from the home, they said. The two were arrested.
Nix told police he thought he was in his own home, even though he did not have a dog door and would often enter the front door. He could not explain and would not explain the additional reason why he tried to enter someone else's house. Court documents said he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Nix was charged with criminal trespass and released on $ 100 bail, according to court records. He was next in court on Monday. Cosgrove was also charged with criminal trespass, released on bond and appeared in court Tuesday, according to NBC affiliate KPNX.
Cosgrove builds for Lake Elsinore Storm, a minor affiliate of the Padres league, in 2019. Nix makes his major league debut with the Padres in 2018, starting nine games for the parent club . He spends the entire 2019 season in the minor leagues, playing for the Padres' El Paso Chihuahuas and the Lake Elsinore Storm. Nix was assigned to the Peoria Javelinas for the Arizona Fall League.
In a statement issued by the Padres on Thursday, the team said it was aware of the incident and was taking the matter very seriously. The team will not comment on further pending legal proceedings.