VIDEO: Woman steals baseball intended for child at Houston Astros game

Posted at 5:10 AM, Sep 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-27 07:10:17-04

HOUSTON — What started out as a good deed ending up showing a dark side of humanity at Minute Maid Park in Houston in a video that has gone viral this week.

In an act that was caught on camera during a 2011 content, a woman attending a game between the Houston Astros and the Arizona Diamondbacks went out of her way to steal a baseball that had been thrown in the direction of a young girl by Diamondsbacks first baseman Juan Miranda.

“What was that adult lady doing to that little gal?” the color analyst on the Arizona Diamondbacks broadcast asked. His partner offered a quick response.

“She took the ball,” the play-by-play man said. “Juan Miranda tried to give it to the little gal, and she took it from her.”

For her actions, the unidentified woman received a high-five when she returned to her seat from a nearby fan. The little girl, on the other hand, returned to her seat dejected.

The video went viral when it was noticed and re-posted by the New York Daily News on Wednesday. CBS Houston has even gone so far as to ask its audience to assist them in trying to identify the woman in the clip.

Thankfully, there is a happy ending to this story. The Arizona TV crew who first noticed the theft reached out to the Diamondbacks, secured a game ball and presented it to the spurned little girl later in the game.