Shirtless man arrested after joining pierogi race at PNC Park during Wednesday's Pirates game
April 3, 2014 11:20 PM
A fan runs onto the field during the pierogi race during the Pirates vs. Cubs game in the sixth inning at PNC Park.
By Lexi Belculfine / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Oliver Onion, 0-4 in pierogi races this season, did not finish last during Wednesday night's sprint.
The bowtie-and-glasses-clad pierogi crossed the finish line in right field a solid three seconds before Luke Emory Oyler.
The Chambersburg man was charged with defiant trespass by Pittsburgh police, spokeswoman Sonya Toler said, after he decided to enter the highly anticipated showdown that follows the fifth inning.
Mr. Oyler, 29, ran shirtless across the outfield and was chased by at least five park staff members while the pierogies raced. He crossed the finish line and leaped over a railing, where he was tackled by park staff and handcuffed by police.
Mr. Oyler did not respond to requests for comment today.
Cheese Chester clinched his first win of the season by edging out Sauerkraut Saul.
During the other show at PNC Park on Wednesday night, the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in 16 innings. The game, which carried into Thursday morning, lasted 5 hours, 55 minutes, making it the longest baseball game ever played in Pittsburgh.
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