Hayes McGinley, redshirt freshman midfielder for the Syracuse lacrosse team, got arrested last Saturday and charged with two counts of second-degree harassment for being a complete prick.
According to the police report on Syracuse.com:
McGinley tried to get into the woman’s vehicle, but the 29-year-old man tried to stop him and get him away from the woman’s vehicle. McGinley then punched the man in the face. The woman then got into an argument with McGinley. McGinley pushed the woman; the woman punched McGinley in the face and McGinley then punched her in the face. The woman was not charged, [Syracuse police Lt.] Carr said.
But the question still lingers: Why the fuck does his mugshot depict him as a cast member of the Walking Dead?
The woman McGinley allegedly punched has details. The story begins when she spotted a stranger trying to open her car door.
“The guy is pulling on my car handle. I said, ‘Don’t touch my car. It’s a brand new car.’ I didn’t want it scratched,” Kendall Rae Talbot said. “He kept saying, ‘This is my ride home. My boys are in there,’ and pulling on the handle.
“He was pretty persistent this vehicle was his or his buddies’ who were going to drive him home,” she said. “He was slurring his words, saying his buddies were waiting for him.”
The woman reported that McGinley already had scratches on his neck when she approached him, indicating he didn’t make many friends at the bar.
That’s when McGinley cold-cocked the woman and her friend.
But then Jim Whitcomb got involved.
Whitcomb, a complete stranger to all involved, had just returned from a delivery at the burger joint when he spotted the scene. That’s when McGinley got a healthy dose of street justice.
Whitcomb told the Daily Orange:
“As soon as he punched her in the mouth, I came out from around everybody and punched him in his face and knocked him out,” Whitcomb said. “And then as soon as he went down on the ground I went over and I was going to football his face. I swear to god, I don’t care, I was going to football his face.
“I don’t believe in woman beaters, I don’t believe in a man putting his hands on a woman.”
When he spotted a cop behind him, Whitcomb erupted:
“I turned around and looked at the cop, I said, ‘You want to arrest me, here I am, I don’t give a shit, arrest me.”
No charges were brought against Whitcomb and if there were, I’d move to Canada.
McGinley was suspended indefinitely from the Syracuse lacrosse team.