Police have identified the unknown man who defense attorneys argued started the fight between a woman, her father and PNC Park security guards in May.
A judge ruled earlier this month that Rachel George and her father, Christopher George, both accused of attacking a PNC Park security guard and police sergeant, will stand trial.
Police accuse Rachel George of attacking them after she was thrown out of a Pirates game for smoking in May.
George’s lawyer, Phil DiLucente, said an unidentified fan started the fight and shoved George into the security guard.
“Perhaps he’s in the grassy knoll, I don’t know. But I’d like him to be found,” DiLucente said.
DiLucente argued that PNC Park security cameras revealed that a third person shoved her into the security guard.
According to the criminal complaint, the third person was identified Thursday as Nicholas Miller.
The complaint said Miller told officers, “If I were outside, it wouldn’t be like this. I’d have kicked your (expletive).”
“It will be very consistent with what I believe happened and what this defense is. That this gentleman started it,” DiLucente said when asked what the ramifications were associated with Miller being identified.
The security guard nearly lost his finger and had to have surgery to reattach it. He is expected to return to work sometime this year.
George told authorities that she was also injured in the scuffle. She was taken to an area hospital the following day after spending the night in jail.
“I’m very sad that all of this occurred. I’m sad it all happened,” Rachel George said.
George and her father are facing aggravated assault and public drunkenness charges.