Padres pitcher Jacob Nix was arrested after he tried to break into an Arizona house at 3:30 a.m. via the houses doggie door, but he was met by the homeowner, a cop, who kicked him in the face. Nix was pulled out of the doggie door by teammate Thomas Cosgrove and the two tried to get away but not before the homeowner cop drilled Nix with his Taser.
According to court documents, 23-year-old Jacob Nix went into the fenced backyard of a home near Lake Pleasant Parkway and 95th Avenue just after 3:30 a.m. on Sunday and then crawled through the doggie door.
The homeowner, a Glendale police officer, confronted Nix and kicked him in the face.
That’s when another man, a Padres minor league pitcher, Thomas Donald Cosgrove, pulled Nix out of the dog door.
As the two started running away from the door, the homeowner leaned out of the doggie door and fired a Tazer, hitting Nix in the back.
The two ran off but were found in the same neighborhood and arrested.
Nix spent 2019 in the minors after getting a taste of the show in 2018 when he pitched in nine games for the Padres, going 2-5 with a 7.02 ERA. Nix told police he thought he was at his house. Padres minor league pitcher Tom Cosgrove was also arrested on a trespassing charge.Jacob Nix Padres pitcher Baseball Reference bio