The man who was arrested for throwing a bottle at Jimmy Haslam during the Browns’ loss to the Jets earlier this month had several questions for cops following the incident, including, “Am I going to jail for a while?!?” … new police video, obtained by TMZ Sportsshows.
Jeffrey Miller was put into the back of a squad car at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sept. 18 after he had been accused officers of hurling a water bottle at the Cleveland owner during the fourth quarter of the game … and while we were handling him, he asked a few things.
First, Miller — a 51-year-old who lives in Ohio — said, “Can I call my wife and tell her I’m not coming home?”
The #browns have identified and plan to ban a fan who threw a bottle that struck owner Jimmy Haslam late in Sunday’s loss to the #jetsper sources.
Here’s my video of what could’ve been a dangerous situation. The team is cooperating with authorities. https://t.co/a1mvjAkD9e pic.twitter.com/TwuPxr3655
He later, “I’m being arrested for throwing a water bottle?!?”
In the video, you can hear officers say he was actually being taken into custody for “assault, failure to comply … and disorderly conduct.”
Fan Arrested For Throwing Bottle At Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam During Game
As we reported, cops say they ID’ed Miller as the bottle thrower on surveillance video after Haslam had been seen being hit by the object while he was making his way into a stadium tunnel.
In police documents, officers say Miller failed to stop when authorities initially attempted to detain him. They say when they eventually got him to a police room in the stadium, Miller stated, “It never hit the field.”
The Browns have said they are planning to ban the fan from home games going forward.
“Fan, player and staff safety is the top priority in our building and behavior that puts others in danger will not be tolerated,” the Browns said in a statement two days following the incident.
“Luckily no one was harmed in this incident and as a standard practice, we’ve cooperated further with law enforcement authorities and security video footage of the object being thrown is in the appropriate hands. We will have no comment on this matter.”