The incident took place on October 6 at 3:30 a.m. He stated he saw a flashlight shining through the door that results in the backyard and after that noticed a man attempting to crawl through. A police report notes the husband told his wife to grab his handgun but, unable to retrieve it, she instead handed him a Taser. Nix and another Padres player, Thomas Cosgrove, were arrested.
Police later located and arrested the pair a few blocks away from the scene.
According to the probable cause statement in the court case, Nix said in a post-arrest interview that he believed he had been entering his own residence and that he.
Both men told police that they had been out drinking that night.
However, he told police he has no doggie door, authorities said.
Nix dropped his phone inside the house, and verified to police it was his when he was being scheduled into prison, the police report stated. The homeowner was said by police to have initially kicked Nix in the face as he tried to get through the doggy door, at which point another pitcher in the Padres' organization, Tom Cosgrove, pulled Nix back outside.
Online court records show Nix does not yet have an attorney.
Nix was charged with criminal trespassing. A lawyer is not listed for Nix at this time. In the spring, Nix was injured and in October he was assigned to the Peoria Javelinas, an Arizona Fall League team.
According to CBS8.com in San Diego, Nix and Cosgrove were charged with first-degree criminal trespassing, and Nix also was charged with criminal trespassing for allegedly unlawfully entering a home. "We take this matter seriously and have actually been in contact with the Commissioner's workplace and local authorities". Due to the ongoing legal proceedings, we will not have any further comment at this time.