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Laser Pointer Case Hearing Continued In St. Louis City Court

Ladue Horton Watkins High School student Eric Bogard, of Creve Coeur, faces a pair of municipal charges in connection with an August incident at Busch Stadium during a Cardinals baseball game.

A teenager accused of shining a laser pointer onto the field during a St. Louis Cardinals game Aug. 6 had his arraignment continued until late November on Wednesday.

Eric Bogard, 17, of Creve Coeur, was scheduled to appear in St. Louis municipal court on charges of peace disturbance at an athletic event and violating a city ordinance regulating possession and use of lasers. Bogard is a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

During an Aug. 6 game with the San Francisco, the Cardinals’ Matt Holliday stepped out of the batter’s box after spotting the green laser pointer on a Giants reliever.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told authorities he spotted Bogard shining the laser onto the field and pointed him out to security guards. Matheny later identified Bogard as the culprit.

Bogard had been sitting in the Mercy Health System’s luxury box at the stadium. A Mercy Health Systems executive resigned over the incident after authorities said she was uncooperative with their investigation.

For more coverage on the laser pointer incident on Patch, see the following articles:

  • Report: Creve Coeur Teen Arrested For Using Laser Pointer At Busch Stadium
  • New Developments In Busch Stadium Laser Pointer Arrest
  • Mercy Exec Quits In Wake Of Laser Pointer Flap
  • Busch 'Laser Pointer-Gate': Police Say "No Additional Movement" On More Charge
flyoverland October 25, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Hopefully, his case will be right after Matheny's for not taking Carpenter out of the game soon enough. The kid has suffered enough. Let it go.
TOM CORI October 25, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Bogard had been sitting in the Mercy Health System’s luxury box at the stadium. A Mercy Health Systems executive resigned over the incident after authorities said she was uncooperative with their investigation. Was that his mother?
Gregg Palermo October 25, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Tom, no, it wasn't.

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