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Video: man arrested for charging the field at Saints practice

A video posted on YouTube shows a man being wrestled to the ground and arrested by security after allegedly charging onto the Saints practice field Friday.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has identified the man as 59-year-old David Mobley of Houma.

WWL Radio first posted the clip, with a man in the video describing the action:

“This guy came right up to me and says ‘I’m getting in there. The Saints keep losing. I’m gonna show ‘em.’ “

“Mobley was arrested this morning around 10:41 by members of the JPSO assigned to the New Orleans Saints Training Camp facility after he walked onto the practice field without authorization,” according to a news release from JPSO spokesman Col. John Fortunato. “When the detail officers were first made aware of Mobley’s presence on the field, they approached him and attempted to escort him from the area.  Mobley became combative and following a brief struggle was placed under arrest.  He was subsequently booked into the JPCC with one count each of Remaining After Forbidden, Resisting Arrest and Battery on a Police Officer.”

WWL Radio says one fan described the arrested man as “intoxicated.”

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