April 23, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say a streaker who disrupted a New York Mets game by jumping onto Citi Field naked except for a stuffed monkey tied around his waist has pleaded not guilty to trespassing charges.
Craig Coakley was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of interfering with a professional sporting event. His lawyer says he posted $1,000 bail and will return to court June 11. Coakley apparently told police after his arrest that it was a bet, and his boss said he'd pay a week's salary.
Prosecutors say the 38-year-old plumber was sitting in field-level seats around 8 p.m. Tuesday night when a security guard saw him take off his clothes, put the stuffed monkey around his waist and jump onto the field.
The Mets beat the Braves 4-3 in 10 innings.