Cops: IRS worker tried bribes after drunken arrest

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh police say an Internal Revenue Service worker tried to bribe officers when they arrested him for being drunk and throwing steel crowd dividers, one of which knocked a woman unconscious, during a Steelers game.

Police say 29-year-old Stephen Sapp was screaming and cursing after he was asked to leave Sunday night's game and that he threw the crowd dividers in ''a dangerous, disorderly manner.''

Police say Sapp told officers: ''Listen, I know how this works. How much money will it take to make this go away and to let me go home today?''

Online court records don't list an attorney for the 29-year-old Pittsburgh man.

An IRS spokeswoman confirmed that Sapp is a furloughed employee and says the criminal charges could affect his employment status.

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