AN Irish citizen living in Vancouver, Canada faces deportation after he streaked at a baseball game for a bet.
The man, who has not been named, stripped off and ran into the outfield during the ninth inning of a game between the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays.
— Rebbekka Kovach (@rebbekka) August 5, 2018
He was apprehended and arrested by officers, and was incarcerated at a local police station.
— Clint Berquist (@clintberquist) August 5, 2018
It later emerged that the streaker ran onto the field for an $80 bet with a group of friends.
The fun was short-lived, however, as charges placed against him are more serious than initially thought, so much so that the man could now face deportation from the country.
Friends of the streaker told Global BC Sports reporter Shanel Pratap that they would set up a GoFundMe page to help bail their friend out.
Ran into friends of the streaker outside of Safeco. They showed us his clothes. He decided to streak on the spot. He and friends visiting from Ireland - and friends said they are starting #GoFundMe page to help bail him out! #Mariners #Streaker #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/Vf8bSR6NYm
— Shanel Pratap (@shanelpratap) August 5, 2018
As of yet, no page has been launched.
Update: according to my source with the King County Sheriff’s office, last night’s streaker is still incarcerated. Since he is an Irish national, he could now be deported. Charges are very serious. All this because I’m told his buddies bet him $80..
— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) August 5, 2018