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An Alabama high school band director was tased on a football field Thursday after he refused to stop playing for the crowd, police said.
Johnny Mims from Minor High School was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment and resisting arrest for encouraging his teenage band to continue playing long after the game had ended, records show.
Police were trying to clear out the Jackson-Olin High School stadium after the Minors had walloped the Mustangs by a score of 27-0 when they noticed both school bands were still playing, the Birmingham Police Department said.
The home team gladly left after cops asked them to stop playing, but Mims allegedly ordered his students to continue jamming.
Police repeatedly asked Mims to stop so students and ticketholders would leave the stadium, but the requests fell on deaf ears.
“During the officers’ interaction with Minor’s band director, the decision was made to place him in custody,” the department said.
That’s when a physical altercation ensued.
Mims allegedly fought against the arresting cops, refused to put his hands behind his back and reportedly pushed one of the arresting cops.
“The arresting officer then subdued the band director with a Taser which ended the physical confrontation,” police said in a statement.
Mims was taken to a hospital for treatment, which police said is protocol, but was released and taken to a Birmingham jail.
He has since been released on bond.