NBC 7 obtained audio from a 911 call made by a frantic homeowner whose husband used a taser to stop a San Diego Padres starting pitcher from breaking into their home through a doggie door.
Right-hander Jacob Nix, 23, was arrested in the morning hours of October 6 after he attempted to enter a home that was not his through a doggie door.
The resident found Nix trying to crawl through the door and, according to police reports out of Peoria, Arizona, kicked Nix once in the face.
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Nix was then pulled back through the doggie door by another Padres minor leaguer, Tom Cosgrove, and the two tried to leave the area.
"This guy is in my doggie door right now! My husband has his Taser! He just got out of the doggie door!" the homeowner told 911 dispatchers.
The caller then told police the second man pulled Nix out of the doggie door and the two fled.
"My husband just tased them! They just ran over the fence!" she said.
The caller's husband can be heard in the background relaying a description of what the two men looked like and what they were wearing. At one point the woman told police the man she caught in her doggie door sounded intoxicated.
Nix and Cosgrove were taken into custody a short time later not far from the victim's home.
In an interview with police, Nix said he believed the home was his but, for a reason he could not explain, he went to the backyard and tried to enter the home through the doggie door — even though Nix said his residence does not have a doggie door.
Nix was charged with criminal trespassing. When asked for comment the Padres released the following statement:
“We are aware of the alleged incident involving Jacob Nix last Sunday in Arizona. We take this matter seriously and have been in contact with the Commissioner’s Office and local authorities. Due to the ongoing legal proceedings, we will not have any further comment at this time.”
One of the Padres’ top-30 prospects, Nix is in Peoria playing with the Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. The player started nine games for the Padres in 2018 and showed promise but missed most of this season with injuries