Continuing a pattern of eccentric, irresponsible, and attention-seeking behavior that includes getting handcuffed and thrown out of an event for then-gubernatorial candidate Governor Bredesen, having alleged slumlord tendencies, and declaring he had “legislative immunity” from a lawsuit accusing him of writing of libelous statements on his website, Rep. Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville, the Piledriving 18th!), got kicked out of a University of Tennessee home football game for continuing to wear a “Luchador’s (Mexican wrestler’s) full head mask” despite numerous explicit announcements that Halloween masks were not allowed inside the Stadium.

The incident began inside Neyland Stadium when a mother and her two daughters became “upset because a man was sitting in their section (Section B) with a mask on,” according to McReynolds’ report. “The girls were upset because they had been told they not could wear masks into the stadium and the mask was such that it was bothering them.”

McReynolds and a Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy found the masked man and asked him to step into the portal.

“I told him masks were not allowed in the stadium and told him he would have to take it off,” McReynolds wrote. “He asked why and I again told him that masks were not allowed and he could either give the mask to me or take it off and put it away. Before I could finish my sentence he took off the mask and asked if he could keep it. I told him ‘yes’ and thanked him for complying.”

The officer noted that Campfield then re-entered the stadium area but went a different direction than his original seat.

“Curious about this odd behavior and concerned that he had misunderstood our interaction, I caught up with him in front of the concession stand in Section D,” McReynolds wrote. “I … began to tell him that I was not asking him to leave the section, just to take off his mask. Again … he interrupted and said, ‘I was just taking a walk. Is it illegal to walk around?’ I told him ‘no,’ and was surprised by his sudden confrontational attitude. … He again asked if walking around was illegal. I told him ‘no’ and again began to explain that he did not have to leave his seat, just take off the mask. He continued to ask if walking around was illegal. … Thinking that something was not right (he kept saying the same phrase over and over, would not make eye contact and kept shifting on his feet, left to right) I asked to see his ticket.”

Apparently, the rules for safety and security in this post-9/11 world that apply to the rest of us don’t apply to would-be Tennessee State Senator, Stacey Campfield.

UPDATE: More from Christian Grantham

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7 Responses to “Stacey Campfield in Senator Nacho Libre”

  1. Dean says:

    Well, I don’t know if the guy’s a thief for moving down closer to the action. But doing that, and then drawing attention to yourself by wearing the mask? And then he smarts off to a cop? Not smart.

  2. Ryan says:

    It is the usher’s responsibility to check tickets at the top of the section, and if this was done… could he not have had another ticket that Knox County’s finest didn’t find?

  3. Ryan says:

    Elmer, do you know that UT Football tickets have been sold out for a number of years?? Tickets are only sold to season ticket holders.. they don’t even use the box office for UT football games.. there are no tickets to be sold.

    Research would help you..

  4. Elmer Gantry says:

    The TNGA House of Representatives should take up this matter next year early in 2010 and move to censure Rep. Stacey Campfield for his October 31, 2009 petty thief of Section B seating at the UT Neyland Stadium football game.

  5. Elmer Gantry says:

    Cover-up by the Knox County Sheriffs Department…

  6. Elmer Gantry says:

    Compare the ticket face values between those who legally purchased and/or obtained their UT Halloween game tickets for Section B (approximately $75 to $129 per seat) and the Section LL ticket (about $48) that the masked Rep. Campfield had in his possession when questioned by the KCSD deputy…

    Seems to me as though Rep. Campfield was stealing the services of the UT Athletic Department/Tennessee Volunteer football program by his slumming in Section B of Neyland Stadium.

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