The Bronx Bombers fan who sprinted onto the sector at Yankee Stadium solely to get completely demolished by safety has been criminally charged for the stunt, authorities mentioned Wednesday.
Leonardo Lertora-Leiva, 25, was hit with a desk-appearance ticket for felony trespass and a violation of native legislation, in response to the NYPD.
The Cos Cob, Conn. man dashed onto the sector through the sixth inning of the Yankees’ Tuesday evening tilt in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies — however was rapidly taken down by a stadium safety employee with an NFL-worthy sort out.
Lertora-Leiva made mild of his escapades in a publish to his Instagram Story early Wednesday.
He posted a screenshot of The Submit’s protection of the stunt, centered on a photograph of the safety guard chasing him and captioned with the phrase “F–Okay” in all-caps.
“Off with the bag,” the shot was additional captioned, together with two laughing emojis.
Earlier in his Story, Lertora-Leiva posted a photograph of the sector shot from the left-center subject stands.
Lertora-Leiva couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
The Yankees didn’t instantly reply to an inquiry about what punishment, if any, he faces.
The incident was simply the most recent in and round Yankee Stadium in current days.
Throughout Saturday evening’s recreation in opposition to the Boston Purple Sox, a fan threw a ball from the stands that struck Purple Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo within the again, incomes a lifetime ban from all MLB stadiums.
That very same evening, Catherine Varitek, the spouse of former longtime Purple Sox catcher and present assistant coach Jason Varitek, mentioned a Yankees fan spat on her 9-year-daughter as they walked to their automotive exterior the ballpark.
The just-concluded NBA playoffs additionally noticed a number of cases of badly behaved followers, as individuals flocked again to sporting occasions en masse following greater than a 12 months of being largely cooped-up amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throughout the Knicks collection in opposition to the Atlanta Hawks, a fan was indefinitely banned from Madison Sq. Backyard after spitting on Hawks level guard Trae Younger.
A Boston Celtics fan caught on video hurling a water bottle at Nets star Kyrie Irving after a recreation in Beantown, grazing the purpose guard’s head, was hit with felony fees.
And a Philadelphia 76ers fan had his season tickets revoked after dumping a bucket of popcorn on the pinnacle of Washington Wizards level guard Russell Westbrook through the collection between these groups.