On March 28, during an NCAA baseball game between the University of Texas and Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, a member of the Texas A&M cross-country team was arrested after streaking at the game. First-year student-athlete Spencer Werner charged the field in the fifth inning, wearing only half-tights, a Star Wars Darth Maul mask with “Trump 2024” painted on his chest.
(Warning: The video contains NSFW content.)
We’ve uhhhhhh…. had a situation here in College Station. Might wanna make sure you have a blindfold for the kids. 🙈🙈🙈 pic.twitter.com/VDDIvzSizQ
— Ben Peck (@TheBenPeck) March 29, 2023
Werner was seen sprinting down the right field foul line toward the infield when he dropped his half tights to reveal a full moon to the crowd. Then he sprinted toward the centre-field wall, where police officers waited to arrest him.
The day after Werner’s arrested, the Texas A&M athletic department released a statement that Werner has been suspended from the cross-country and track and field team.
There has been no information released on why Werner decided to streak, but now his actions have expensive consequences.
From watching the video, you can tell that the streaker was a collegiate runner by his long stride and impressive speed. Werner was a part of Texas A&M’s cross-country and track team for the 2022-2023 season and was named the SEC conference freshman runner of the week last September.
Werner seems to be a middle-distance runner, with bests of 4:12 for the mile and 8:26 over 3,000m. We are surprised he did not stick to his strengths and stayed running around on the field for eight-ish minutes, forcing security and police to catch him.
The 19-year-old was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct/exposure. According to local news, he was released after posting bail worth $2,800.
The Texas A&M Aggies went on to lose the game against in-state rival Texas Longhorns 5-2.