Padres pitcher tased, arrested after trespassing through doggie door

A pitcher for the San Diego Padres was kicked and tased after a Peoria homeowner found him trespassing in his home

Padres pitcher Jacob Nix was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing earlier this week after reportedly attempting to break into an Arizona house through the dog door, prompting the homeowner to kick Nix in the face and then tase him. The homeowner confronted Nix, kicking him one time in the face. It was then that another person - identified as Padres minor league pitcher Tom Cosgrove - reached through the dog door to pull Nix out of the home.

Armed with his stun gun, the husband leaned through the doggy door, took aim and struck Nix in his back, according to the police report.

Police located and arrested the pair a few streets away.

Nix and Thomas Cosgrove, a 12-round pick by the Padres in 2017 who played for Single-A Lake Elsinore last season, were arrested a short while later.

23-year-old Nix - a 3rd-round pick to the Padres in 2015 - was allegedly walking through a fenced neighborhood in Peoria around 3:30 AM when he tried entering the home.

When questioned by cops, Nix said he thought he was entering his own home - although, he admitted his house doesn't have a doggie door.


Both Nix and Cosgrove have been charged with criminal trespassing, according to Macripoa County court records.

Cosgrove appeared in court Tuesday while Nix is due to return to court next Monday, CBS8.com reported.

Nix is now listed on the MLB's official site as playing for the Peoria Javelinas during the Arizona Fall League.

Nix was released by authorities with a preliminary hearing scheduled for October 16.

Nix made nine starts for the Padres in 2018, pitching to a 7.02 ERA in 42 1/3 innings. The team will not comment on the situation further due to "ongoing legal proceedings".

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