Published: Sun, October 13, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Padres' Jacob Nix Kicked, Tased, & Arrested After Breaking In Stranger's Doggie Door

Padres' Jacob Nix Kicked, Tased, & Arrested After Breaking In Stranger's Doggie Door

San Diego Padres Minor League pitcher Jacob Nix is facing criminal trespassing charges after he allegedly broke into a Phoenix home through the doggie door, according to police.

Peoria police report that on October 6 about 3:30 a.m., they were called to a home near 91st Avenue and Beardsley Road for a reported trespasser.

Nix - who was kicked in the face by the homeowner, Tasered and arrested a short while later after Cosgrove pulled him from the doggy door - acknowledged to officers that he did not have any animals at his home, nor did he have a doggy door. Nix and the other man, whom police recognized as Thomas Cosgrove, 23, began running away.

Police located and arrested the pair a few streets away. Police say Nix was arrested for trying to crawl through the doggie door of a home in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria, Ariz.

Cosgrove was drafted by the Padres in 2017 and pitches for the teams minor league team.

"This is my fault - I can't blame alcohol, but I was inebriated", Nix told police. According to the records, they both bonded out that afternoon, Nix paying a $100 bond and Cosgrove paying a $50 bond to the court.

Nix, a third-round pick of the Padres in 2015, has been charged with criminal trespassing. An attorney is not listed for Nix at this time.

San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix found that out the hard way when attempted to trespass inside a random person's house in the early morning hours of October 6th.

The Padres released a statement on Thursday, saying, "We take this matter seriously and have been in contact with the Commissioner's Office and local authorities".

Nix has a status conference Monday and a preliminary hearing Wednesday. Due to the ongoing legal proceedings, we will not have any further comment at this time.

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