Report: Alex Rodriguez Was Target of Fan Grim LeRogue Who Ran on Field
Grim LeRogue, a 33-year-old man from the Bronx, was charged with assault and interfering with a sporting event. The New York Daily News reported that LeRogue is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at Bellevue Hospital following the incident.
According to reports, LeRogue told police that he jumped onto the field with the intention to harm A-Rod because of Rodriguez's rumored romance with actress Cameron Diaz over the summer.
The Daily News reported that police found a picture of Rodriguez tucked into LeRogue's pocket. Sources told the Daily News that A-Rod's face was crossed out on the picture and there was a drawing of a small gun pointed at his head along the words, "You gotta go, buddy." LeRogue was not armed with a weapon, however.
LeRogue was taken down by Yankee Stadium security as soon as he attempted to go after Rodriguez in the top of the fifth inning. The Daily News reported that LeRogue also told investigators he wanted to kill Bobby Brown because Osama Bin Laden has a crush on Brown's wife, Whitney Houston.
LeRogue, whose real name is John Rogan, reportedly changed his name as a strategy to sell a book he's trying to market.
On his Facebook profile, LeRogue lists his job title as "future bestselling celebrity author and menace to evil" and his employer as God. He claims to have attended graduate school at the "University of Thrown Out of Home" with studies in "alcohol" and "wandering evolution."
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