Both a cop working as a security guard, as well as an usher, will be combing through the job listings on Monster, after they were both canned following an incident of a kid running on the court to hug Carmelo Anthony at the New Orleans Pelicans' home stadium. Instead of manning their positions and tackling/eliminating the threat, they were found to be "not in place" as the pint-sized intruder made his way to the playing area. The general manager of the arena also said that they hired two additional law enforcement officers in case any future 10-year-olds have the balls to try to get on the floor to hug their favorite star.

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Also, to drive home the point, all the ushers who weren't fired had to watch the 1993 video of Monica Seles getting stabbed in the back by a deranged fan.

It may sound a little extreme, but these ushers knew exactly what they were getting into when they applied for their part-time jobs at the Smoothie King Center.

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[via NOLA.com]