Man loses bet, streaks across outfield at Busch Stadium
A streaker runs on the field past umpire Sam Holbrook during the seventh inning of a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 24, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By Eric Lorenz
(KMOV.com) -- A man wearing nothing but his birthday suit caused quite a scene at Busch Stadium Thursday night after he made his way onto the field and started streaking.
As the Cards were getting ready to battle the Phillies in the seventh inning, the man took off across the outfield. Stadium staff and police officers were able to chase the man down within a couple minutes.
Cardinals officials identified the man as Collin Grundstrom, 22, from Jefferson City. Grundstrom told police he did it because he lost a bet.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Grundstrom was charged with violating two city ordinances -- being a spectator running on the playing field and lewd and lascivious behavior.
He was jailed overnight.
The head of security at the stadium, Joe Walsh, says Grundstrom "appeared to have been drinkin."