U.S. Open interview crasher won't face charges

Tuesday June 19th, 2012

Interruption Webb Simpson's victory interview was interrupted after the U.S. Open (Andrew Redington, Getty Images)

The biggest surprise of golf's 2012 U.S. Open may not have been the elimination of multiple big-name players, but rather the interruption of first-time winner Webb Simpson. Now, in more surprising news, the San Francisco Police announced the man responsible for that interruption won't be punished.

Police spokesman Albie Esparza told the San Francisco Chronicle that the man, 40-year-old Andrew James Dudley of Wallasey, England, did nothing illegal.

"There is no trespassing, since he had a ticket to be there," Esparza said. "All he did was go on the green of the 18th hole and make a bird noise."

Dudley was not arrested after crashing the live interview with NBC's Bob Costas. Instead, he was held in a police station drunk tank until he sobered up and was released.

Via golf.com, here is a CNN interview with Dudley (nicknamed "Jungle Bird"):

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