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Police dog catches baseball streaker

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
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A man who went streaking after a baseball game at a Wisconsin college last week was arrested after a police dog found him hiding in the woods.

According to the police report published Tuesday, the unidentified man--a 20-year-old from Philadelphia--was charged with disorderly conduct and underage drinking after he was nabbed near Kapco Park in Mequon:

The man ran the bases naked after a baseball game at Concordia University, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, at 7:45 p.m. July 29. Children were also running the bases at the same time. When police arrived, the man ran into a heavily wooded area but canine officer Vero found him.

He then said his shorts "fell off" and he was "too embarrassed" to pull them back up. Later, he admitted his friends were filming the "streaking." That film was confiscated.

His BAC was 0.15.

Of course, this isn't the first time a K-9 was used to subdue a would-be ball field felon.

At a Dunedin, Fla., Little League game in 1986, Thomas James Selbach, also 20, "grabbed a glove from the dugout, wandered onto center field and refused to leave," according to the Clearwater Times:

More than 100 spectators watched as coaches and game umpires and then police officers tried unsuccessfully for 10 minutes to convince [Selbach] to leave the field.

Selbach, who wore blue and white-flowered shorts, "would go into a karate type stance and say 'come on and get me,'" Sgt. Allan MacKenzie said Tuesday afternoon.

When the standoff seemed as if it would continue indefinitely, someone summoned Dunedin police officer Marcus Lane and his police dog Yankee to the scene.

The officer released Yankee, who "grabbed Selbach's leg," bit his arm and "brought him to the ground."

After being treated at an emergency room for bite wounds, Selbach was charged with disorderly conduct, assault and resisting arrest, the paper said. Yankee was unharmed.

Occasionally, though, police dogs become the problem at sporting events. At a 2011 soccer match in Brazil, for instance, a police dog got loose and interrupted play for several minutes.

At least it didn't poop on the field.

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