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'Fountain Mom' makes giant splash
A 25-year-old Iowa woman jumped into the fountains at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Monday, attempted to elude police and stands charged of three crimes, including soliciting an officer.
So it was a bit of an up-and-down night for Jessica McCoy, who appears to have gotten loosened up with a mystery blue concoction that most certainly contained liquor. They're calling this woman "Fountain Mom," although it's unclear what led anyone to believe she is a mother.
Kansas City Police released her mugshot and confirmed her name via Twitter.
After news of the incident broke, Rob Zerwekh, a producer for the local FOX affiliate in Kansas City, appeared to find Fountain Mom in pregame footage he shot in the stadium's parking lot.
I think we caught the Kauffman Stadium fountain lady in our pregame fan VO last night at 6pm. pic.twitter.com/KfB4J7vnpF— Rob Zerwekh (@zerwekh) August 6, 2013
Another photo of the likely fountain lady-- notice she was already drinking at 6pm pic.twitter.com/JpB7wwljg7— Rob Zerwekh (@zerwekh) August 6, 2013
A group of photos from the incident taken by another fan do a pretty solid job of piecing together McCoy's escapades.
And, yes, there is a video:
This morning, Toby Cook, the Royals' Vice President of Community Affairs and Publicity, spoke to Kansas City Radio station KMBZ and urged fans not to replicate McCoy's stunt.
"It might look funny on websites, but it's a dangerous thing to do," Cook said. "[It] 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."
UPDATE: Looks like McCoy is out of jail. Give this woman something to nurse her hangover, stat!
#FountainLady is out of jail. Yes, it is a slow news day.— Rob Zerwekh (@zerwekh) August 6, 2013
FOX 4 News in Kansas City was there when McCoy was released from jail today. She was awaiting a ride from friends "if (she has) any left," and doesn't really remember the incident.