Teen Could Get Year in Jail after Running Onto Field at All-Star Game
QUEENS — A Long Island teen faces up to a year in jail after running onto the field the day before at Citi Field, allegedly pulling the stunt after daring to do it on Twitter.
Dylan McCue-Masone, 18, of Shirley, was arraigned on third-degree criminal trespass and other charges in Queens Criminal Court.
He faces up to a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine, and civil penalties of $5,000.
“The defendant is accused of interfering last evening with a nationally televised sporting event and the enjoyment of the viewing public," said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. "What is particularly disturbing in this case is that the incident occurred while the game was in progress and the players were on the field."
At the game Tuesday, McCue-Masone, donning a Yankees T-shirt, tweeted that he would run across the field if his note was retweeted 1,000 times, the DA said.
On a Twitter account believed to be McCue-Masone's there were messages about the dare throughout the game, as well as screengrabs of texts with his mom begging him not to do it.
"if i actually get on the field pray for me cause my moms gonna kill me," one tweet read.
The account's last tweet simply read "AHHH" and featured a photo of an unattended railing in left field.
The DA said McCue-Masone ran onto the field between 9:10 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. before being grabbed by Citi Field security guards.
He is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 11.