Cops: Drunk IRS Worker Tried to Bribe Us

After knocking out woman at NFL game
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 4, 2014 3:25 PM CST
Cops: Drunk IRS Worker Tried to Bribe Us
Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) kicks a field goal in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Pittsburgh.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh police say an Internal Revenue Service worker tried to bribe officers when they arrested him for being drunk and throwing steel crowd dividers, one of which knocked a woman unconscious, during a Steelers game. Police say 29-year-old Stephen Sapp was screaming and cursing after he was asked to leave Sunday night's game and that he threw the crowd dividers in "a dangerous, disorderly manner."

Police say Sapp told officers: "Listen, I know how this works. How much money will it take to make this go away and to let me go home today?" An IRS spokeswoman confirmed that Sapp is a furloughed employee and says, diplomatically, that the criminal charges could affect his employment status. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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