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Streaker at Cardinals Game Lost a Bet

Posted: May 25, 2012 7:54 AM by Associated Press
Updated: May 25, 2012 11:39 AM

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The streaker who ran naked onto the field during a Cardinals game says he did so because he lost a bet.

22-year-old Collin Grundstrom of Jefferson City was captured on the field after shedding his clothes before the start of the seventh inning Thursday night. Officers retrieved his shorts from the stands before leading him away.

Grundstrom is charged with violating two city ordinances -- being a spectator running on the playing field, and lewd and lascivious behavior. He was jailed overnight.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Grundstrom told police he ran onto the field because he lost a bet.

The head of security at the stadium, Joe Walsh, says Grundstrom "appeared to have been drinking."

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