Cop admits he swiped better seat at Mets game, gets 1 year ban
The only place one NYPD cop will be watching the Mets play from for a while is his couch.
Officer Eduardo Cornejo pleaded guilty Monday to ditching his bleacher seat during a May game against the Reds at Citi Field and sneaking into the Party City deck, just above the leftfield wall.
Cornejo, who was off-duty at the time, was arrested after he ignored security guards' orders to return to his original seat, according to prosecutors.
Queens Judge Gene Lopez ordered Cornejo, 30, to serve three days of community service and banned him from returning to the Mets' home turf for a year. Cornejo also paid $120 in court fees.
A Mets spokesman declined to comment on Cornejo's sentence. An NYPD spokesman did not return a message seeking comment about whether Cornejo would be punished. Cornejo's lawyer did not return a call for comment.