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)
An 18-year-old Long Island teenager faces one year in jail for running onto Citi Field during Major League Baseball's All-Star game Tuesday night.
According to a report Thursday from DNAInfo.com, Dylan McCue-Masone was arraigned this week in a Queens Criminal Court on multiple charges including third-degree criminal trespassing. He will return to court on Sept. 11 and, if convicted, could face up to one year in jail and thousands of dollars in civil penalties.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown commented on the incident, according to the report:
"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."
According to the report, tweets believed to be from the teenager say that he would run across the field if his message is retweeted 1000 times. Shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, approximately two hours after he tweeted the message, McCue-Masone, donning a New York Yankees t-shirt, jumped from the stands and took to the field:
Footage of the incident can be seen below:
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