The CitiField streaker is finding that streaking is not as harmless as he expected. I guess he and his lawyer, who he claims to have consulted before his not so random act of stupidity, didn’t realize what the penalties were for such an act.
The first penalty is a lifetime ban from CitiField. That’s tight, one moment of stupidity and you’re out for life.
The streaker, who I will not mention by name, is due in court on June 11 for a hearing on the formal charges of third-degree criminal trespass and interference with a professional sporting event. He could up to a year in jail and civil penalties of up to $5,000.
He reportedly told police that he didn’t realize he would get into so much trouble and that he bet a week’s salary with his boss that he would do it. He said he had consulted his lawyer who said it was just a misdemeanor. I guess the lawyer missed the 2003 law changes that made interfering with a sporting event a crime. Time to get a new lawyer.
The moral of the story is if you ever get an itch to run on the field during a game with a rally monkey covering your monkey don’t scratch it!