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May 26, 2011
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Pirates fan in YouTube arrest goes on trial

Viral video showed Scott Ashley, 41, resisting and being struck with both Taser and baton

By Bobby Kerlik
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

PITTSBURGH - A Friendship man whose confrontation with Pittsburgh police at PNC Park became an Internet sensation is headed to trial, a district judge ruled today.

After a preliminary hearing in Pittsburgh Municipal Court, District Judge Eugene Ricciardi ordered Scott Ashley, 41, to stand trial on six charges, including terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.

Ashley appeared in court in a suit without his red, white and blue jacket that prompted fans at the April 9 baseball game to chant "USA, USA" as the incident with police unfolded.

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