Senators "Prospect" Darren Kramer Was Arrested For Aiding In The Theft Of Bowling Pins At Disney World
DeadSpin- Darren Kramer, a winger in the Ottawa Senators organization who currently plays for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, was arrested at approximately 1:16 a.m. Tuesday after allegedly fighting a police officer at Disney World and getting tased. According to police, Kramer scuffled with the officer so that his friend could make off with some bowling pins he had stolen from a restaurant.
According to the police report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the arresting officer made contact with a man who identified himself as “Corbin” and was carrying a large display flag and a few bowling pins.
I advised him that he was to drop the items. As I made contact, he held two bowling pins in his right hand and one in his left. I observed his face lose all coloring and turn white, which I recognized a threat to my safety. At that time, it appeared to me that Corbin would attempt to strike me with the items. I then reached out and grabbed the pins and ordered him to place his hands behind his back. He then quickly turned to his right and stated a long “Noo.” Corbin then fled from me on foot running through the complex passed [sic] the Raglan Road Restaurant.
The officer then noticed Kramer, who was with Corbin when the officer first made contact, running towards him, yelling, “run, run!” The officer stopped Kramer and attempted to handcuff him, at which point Kramer allegedly resisted.
Kramer has 600 AHL penalty minutes compared to just 33 points in three years of AHL action, but this is apparently one fight he did not win
The officer was able to arrest Kramer after hitting him with the taser. Kramer has been charged with battery of a law enforcement officer, grand theft, and resisting arrest without violence. As far as we know, Corbin is still on the loose.
It should be noted that the word prospect is in quotes because it's being used extremely loosely. A guy with 600 penalty minutes and 33 points in three seasons in the minors stands a better chance of - well - getting arrested at Disney World than he does of making an appearance in the NHL. That being said, it's still nice to see boys being boys. Classic hockey player shenanigans. Little binge drinking. Little thievery of relatively mundane items for which they probably had yet to conjure up a use. Little roughhousing with law enforcement. Little "catch me if you can" while resisting arrest. It was all in good fun. As they say, everything is good in moderation! If they had chosen anywhere else besides Disney World to do this then we would likely be praising them for keeping their presumably drunken antics harmless.
Instead we got a bunch of rent-a-cops getting uppity with a couple guys that are just trying to do it for the story. Thanks a lot Walt. Way to create this cult-like environment where prehistoric reptiles can just run roughshod on paying customers, but 6th round goons that are destined for a career of long bus rides and inevitable head trauma can't innocently steal decorative bowling pins. What the hell are they supposed to talk and laugh about when they wake up hungover? Why don't you answer me that, Disney? What kind of "Mickey Mouse organization" are you running over there that a soon-to-be beer leaguer can't get his money's worth by taking home a souvenir? Maybe if you catered to all demographics you'd realize how stupid a 6'1, 200 pound man that fights for a modest living looks in mouse ears.
P.S. If I showed you that mugshot and told you that guy was arrested at Disney World you would breathe a sigh of relief big enough to blow over a strike when I told you it was for being an accessory to the petty theft of bowling pins.