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Mercy executive resigns after Busch Stadium laser pointer incident

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A top Mercy Health Systems executive has resigned in the wake of an incident at Busch Stadium.

The executive was present in the suite Monday night when 17-year-old Eric Bogard of Creve Coeur allegedly pointed a laser pointer at San Francisco Giants pitcher Shane Loux.

Police said Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny saw the suspect laughing from a suite along the first baseline and made eye contact with him. Matheny then pointed to the culprit and mouthed the words, “I see you.”

That’s when the teen laughed, waved and pointed the laser above the manager’s head. An officer inside the dugout also saw the laser, police said.

Bogard was arrested and has been released on bond.

The suite he was in belonged to Mercy, and the executive was reportedly in the suite when the incident occurred. A statement released by Mercy reads:

Following the incident at the Cardinals game on Monday evening, the executive who regretfully was involved has resigned from Mercy. Mercy holds itself to high standards of leadership and community responsibility.  And it is these standards which must be considered in all of our actions, especially when they involve the larger community.  Out of respect to her privacy, Mercy will not release her name publicly.

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