TAMPA — The man who ran across the field in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl and slid into the end zone before getting tackled by a deputy is facing a misdemeanor trespassing charge.
Yuri Andrade, 31, of Boca Raton was at the game Sunday when he jumped the fencing in the stands on the north end of Raymond James Stadium and ran across the field, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was about to resume play when Andrade can be seen running onto the field wearing what appeared to be a women’s hot pink bathing suit, a blue face mask and black shorts. Andrade removed his mask and raised his arms in a victory salute as fans in the stands cheered.
Two security staffers tried without success to grab Andrade, who did a spin move to evade them. Andrade continued running to the south end zone and slid across the goal line as Deputy Clinton Stearns tackled him. Other law enforcement officers converged on Andrade, handcuffed him and escorted him off the field.
The Sheriff’s Office posted a video of the incident on its Facebook page with the caption, “Best tackle of the game?”
A second man, 28-year-old Douglas Charles Schaffer Jr., also of Boca Raton, was also arrested and charged with trespassing after he jumped the stands and ran onto the field, according to an arrest report with wording that’s identical to Andrade’s.
Andrade was released Monday morning after posting $500 bail. Jail records list his occupation as “self employed” in “international business.”
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Schaffer was being held in jail Monday in lieu of $500 bail, records show.
Andrade’s leotard had the words “Vitaly Uncensored” on the front. The web site calls itself “the official website of world famous prankster & playboy Vitaly Zdorovetskiy” and features “wild, uncensored nude party videos, pranks & more!”
Zdorovetskiy has a history of planting people at sporting events to charge the field and plug his website. The home page of the web site on Monday featured a photo of Andrade on the field and the heading: “Vitaly Takes Over the Super Bowl, We Finally Streaked it!”
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