Busch Stadium Laser Pointer Case Continued Until October

A Creve Coeur teenager is accused of pointing the laser onto the field during a Cardinals game on Aug. 6.

A teenager accused of shining a laser pointer onto the field during a St. Louis Cardinals game Aug. 6 had his court date continued until Oct. 24.

Eric Bogard, 17, of Creve Coeur, was scheduled to appear in St. Louis municipal court Monday on charges of peace disturbance at an athletic event and violating a city ordinance regulating possession and use of lasers. Bogard is a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

Nathan Swanson, an attorney with Rosenblum, Schwartz, Rogers & Glass, appeared on Bogard’s behalf and requested the continuance.

Swanson said he had no comment on the case and referred questions to attorney Joel Schwartz.

A call to Schwartz Monday morning was not immediately returned.

During an Aug. 6 game with the San Francisco, the Cardinals’ Matt Holliday stepped out of the batter’s box after spotting the green laser pointer on a Giants reliever.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told authorities he spotted Bogard shining the laser onto the field and pointed him out to security guards. Matheny later identified Bogard as the culprit.

Bogard had been sitting in the Mercy Health System’s luxury box at the stadium. A Mercy Health Systems executive resigned over the incident after authorities said she was uncooperative with their investigation.

For more coverage on the laser pointer incident on Creve Coeur Patch, see the following articles:

  • Report: Creve Coeur Teen Arrested For Using Laser Pointer At Busch Stadium
  • New Developments In Busch Stadium Laser Pointer Arrest
  • Mercy Exec Quits In Wake Of Laser Pointer Flap
  • Busch 'Laser Pointer-Gate': Police Say "No Additional Movement" On More Charge


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