Fan at Reds game runs onto field, hops fence and exits stadium without incident (Video)
A fan at Wednesday’s Cincinnati Reds game completed one of the most well-planned out field invasions/escapes that we have ever seen.
19-year-old Justin Buchanan of Noblesville, Ind., made the two-hour trip to Great American Ballpark to watch the Reds beat the Cubs, and he decided to make things interesting in the eighth inning.
As part of a bet with friends, Buchanan ran onto the field and near center fielder Billy Hamilton. Unlike most streakers, Buchanan actually planned his escape route and hopped the center field fence, running past security on his way out the stadium. He had planned the move prior to the game.
“My mom, when I texted her about it, she asked if I was ready to be escorted out of the game,” Buchanan told ABC6. “And I told her that it’d be fine. She actually told me if I got in trouble, my car money’s for bail.”
You can see his path in the video below:
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And here is his escape:
Hey @reds here's your guy pic.twitter.com/yfoe6CM1LG
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Since Buchanan ran from one side of the field to the other and out of the stadium, he has avoided any legal problems.
“I don’t think I’ll be in all that much of trouble, at least I hope not. I think it was just kind of something fun to do.”
Buchanan says he said hello to Hamilton in center but got a negative response from the outfielder. This photo shows Hamilton’s reaction:
.@BillyHamilton was not amused. #Reds @Enquirer @ENQsports pic.twitter.com/TGZy4aFKjs
— Sam Greene (@SGdoesit) July 23, 2015
Lack of pleasantries from Hamilton aside, that was an impressive scheme. That was easily the best getaway by a streaker since this one at a high school game.