Cardinals fan on field eludes security, somersaults across home plate

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Fan runs onto field in St. Louis, somersaults onto home plate
Tuesday May 5th, 2015

Television broadcasts never show fans running on the field because it will get you arrested and they don't want to encourage stupid behavior. Luckily, in the age of the smartphone, fans in the stands can capture that stupid behavior. 

During Monday's Cubs-Cardinals game at Busch Stadium, multiple fans invaded the field, but one did it with incredible style. He entered the field along the rightfield line, dashed toward the infield and ran straight through five security personnel before rolling across home plate and being tackled by security. His final flourish elicited a loud roar from the fans.

It really is a sight to behold: 

That just happened! #cardinals #streaker #cubs #stl #jailtime #espn #sportscenter

A video posted by @chuckthechampion on

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Here's an angle that captures his whole journey: 

It's a shame he probably spent the rest of the game in a holding cell. The Cardinals won a 10–9 thriller. 

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- Dan Gartland

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