Busch Stadium laser pointer incident results in resignation of Mercy executive

7:10 PM, Aug 9, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The chief advocacy officer at Mercy has stepped down after a 17-year-old was caught using a laser pointer at Busch Stadium while in the company's suite.

NewsChannel 5 has obtained an internal company statement by Lynn Britton, President and CEO of Mercy Health.  It indicates that Marie Glancy tendered her resignation Thursday.

Glancy issued the following apology with her resignation:

I deeply regret the incident at the Cardinals game and my involvement in it. Much of my work in recent years has been to help tell Mercy's story and to influence our ability to be a viable ministry in the community. That I would have been involved in shedding a negative light on Mercy is contrary to all I've worked for. I have chosen to leave my position with Mercy. It is my desire that Mercy - and I - have the opportunity to move forward and recover any damage from the incident.

During Monday night's Cardinals-Giants game, Matt Holiday was at the plate when he noticed a green laser dot on the pitcher's mound and, backing out of the batter's box, called timeout.

St. Louis police said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny spotted a teen shining the laser from a suite. Eric Bogard of Ladue was charged with disturbing the peace.  Marie Glancy was in the suite with Bogard and other teenagers.

Eric Bogard could face a fine and up to 30 days in jail.

A second statement issued Thursday by Mercy said Marie Glancy resigned because, "Mercy holds itself to high standards of leadership and community responsibility."


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