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John Butler, KMOX News
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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

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

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updated 5/25/12 12:30pm 

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - How stiff will the penalties be for the “seventh inning streaker” arrested at Thursday night’s Cardinals baseball game?

Local defense attorney Chet Pleban was a guest on KMOX’s Hancock and Kelley Show on Friday, “It’s kind of tough to fight the case. It’s like being AWOL. Either you are there or you’re not there. A judge has to make a point, I guess with him, to deter others from doing something similar someplace down the road.”

Pleban says the two city misdemeanors the suspect faces have fines and up to 90 days jail time as penalties. A state misdemeanor charge of sexual misconduct— which has not been filed yet in this case—  could land an offender on Missouri’s sex offender list.

Reports indicate the man arrested for streaking at Busch Stadium had been drinking before he entered the playing field.

Local defense attorney Chet Pleban says the suspect won’t be able to use “voluntary intoxication” as an excuse, “If you go out and get schnockered and do stupid stuff, the law does not excuse your behavior and conduct. You’re still responsible for that particular criminal act.”

our earlier story:

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - How does the song go, “Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd; Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,  I’ll take off my clothes and never look back.”

That’s not actually how the song goes but last night at Busch Stadium that was certainly the case for twenty-two-year-old Collin Grundstrom of Jefferson City.  It was the seventh inning when Grundstrom went from Cardinals fan to streaker and ran buck naked on to the field before security tackled him.

Grundstrom told police he made a bet, and you guessed it, he lost.  The final episode reads something like this; police charged him with running on the field and lewd and lascivious behavior.  He spent the night in the lockup.

It wasn’t a good night for the Cards either, they lost to Philadelphia Philles 10-9.

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