Football streaker won't face charges

The now-infamous streaker at the B.C. Lions-Montreal Alouettes game on Friday will not be...

The now-infamous streaker at the B.C. Lions-Montreal Alouettes game on Friday will not be criminally charged for his actions. (CARMINE MARINELLI, 24 HOURS)

MATT KIELTYKA, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:20 PM ET

The streaker facing a ban from Empire Field won’t face criminal charges, according to Vancouver police.

Friday’s B.C. Lions home game against the Montreal Alouettes was interrupted in the second half when a naked man romped across the field and was tackled by security.

The man now faces a ban from future Lions games, but escaped possible indecent exposure and mischief charges.

“We gave that person some advice on future conduct and basically told him to put on his clothes and get out of here,” said VPD spokesperson Const. Jana McGuiness. “To criminally charge someone is a really big step. It seems like a bit much.”

PNE staff wouldn’t comment on the lack of charges, but intend to distribute the man’s identity and photo to security and gate staff to keep him out of the temporary stadium.


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