Talk about a haunting past that follows. An unidentified woman at Houston's Minute Maid Park only now is making a splash on social media and YouTube — but she probably wishes she weren't. A video from a 2011 Astros-Diamondbacks game shows her snatching a baseball from the hands of a little girl as the stadium announcer expresses shock and awe.
The video clip, called "Evil woman steals ball from little girl," was posted online last year but just this week has recorded 1.6 million online hits, The New York Daily News reported.
The video shows Arizona player Juan Miranda tossing a foul ball into the stands at a little girl whose hands were outstretched, The Daily Mail reported. She caught it, but a woman in a nearby bleacher who had stepped over to intercept the throw then physically grabbed the ball from the girl's grasp.
The video then shows her walking back to her seat and high-fiving friends.
The girl, for her part, at first looked shocked, then outraged. She walks away, however, without confronting the woman. The entire incident was caught on film, and the ballgame announcer's voice is clearly heard in the background: "She took it right from her. That is beyond wrong."
Ballpark officials later contacted the girl and presented her with a different ball. And the woman escaped punishment or even negative feedback — until now, it seems. Just this week, press around the nation, from Fox News to local outlets, have picked up and distributed the story, complete with shocking video.
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