Thursday, July 18, 2013

Teen who ran onto field during All-Star Game could spend a year in jail

An 18-year-old Long Island teenager ran across Citi Field during the MLB All-Star Game after taking to Twitter to announce his intention. (New York Daily News/Getty Images)

The teenager who used social media to pressure himself into running onto Citi Field during Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game could face one year in jail for the mischievous act.

Long Island native Dylan McCue-Masone, 18, was arraigned in a Queens Criminal Court this week on multiple charges including third-degree criminal trespassing.

He is slated to re-appear in court on Sept. 11, and if convicted, faces the very real possibility that he could spend up to one year in jail, along with owing thousands of dollars in civil penalties.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown chimed in on the incident by saying, “What is particularly disturbing in this case is that the incident occurred while the game was in progress and the players were on the field.”

The teenager made his infamous scamper onto the diamond in the fifth inning after plotting out his plan of attack on Twitter. Hours before the game, he sent out a tweet saying he would run across the field if his message received 1,000 retweets. Obviously, he received the necessary amount of retweets and the rest is history.

Footage of the short-lived moment in the spotlight can be seen below:

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Via Sports Illustrated

9 comments:

  1. I love how he stops and the security guy goes up to him and slowly picks him up and drops him. LOL Was that really necessary?? He stopped and gave himself up.

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  2. If I were the security guard I would have done the same....just because the guy appears to be giving up doesn't mean that is the case. So they have to do what is necessary to stop the guy. He is lucky it wasn't worse.

    In regards to the case the court needs to make an example of this kid because of potential copy cats. If he gets off with a small fine and no jail time then the likelihood of others trying to do the same is very high. The exposure that this kid got because of using twitter and then radio stations interviewing the girlfriend etc etc makes it attractive to others to do something similar. Let's hope he gets a stiff penalty to curb the thought of others to try and do the same.

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    1. Dude this happens all over the world. Most of the people that do this get a fine and small probation. This is just a kid that got caught up in peer pressure. You were a kid once, didn't you ever do anything stupid because your friends dared you to?

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    2. "Curb the thought"? Do you know that if someone is going to do something, these little "stiff" penalties not only do NIL after the fact, but wont dissuade others significantly to NOT do something...You have to give them a better alternative and better reinforcement to stop it from happening in the first place!

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  4. No one ever gets jail time for running onto the field. If he does they need to go back and review every other person who has and throw them in jial. Get off your power tripping high horse and realize what's really important.

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  5. "go back and review every other person who has and throw them in jial"

    1) It's spelled Jail.
    2) Look up Double Jeopardy.

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    1. They can find a different charge to re-arrest previous offenders if they want. There are plenty of laws that cover these incidents, criminal mischief being just one other option. More likely the statute of limitations would prevent that, though, so double jeopardy would be moot. As far as the 'jial' typo, it was just that - a typo.

      No real harm was done with this guy's excursion onto the field. I don't think Morganna, the Kissing Bandit, who used to go on the field and kiss different players (and umps) was ever prosecuted this vigorously, and she actually touched the people on the field. Why make such a case out of this guy?

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  6. We should throw EVERYBODY in jail to increase the gay population percentage, but I just hope that doesn't take away from the argument that you were born a mentally disabled homosexual person

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