Judge Bars Lucky Astros Fan/Trespasser From “Contact” With Houston Ballpark
The athletic interloper who recently bumrushed the field during a Houston Astros game--and briefly escaped with a crowd-pleasing display of parkour-like skills--pleaded guilty today to a pair of misdemeanor charges and was fined $500 and placed on probation for a year.
On a positive note, however, a Harris County Criminal Court judge also barred Kevin Crabtree from any “contact” with Minute Maid Park, home to the Astros, whose 37-74 record is by far the worst in Major League Baseball.
Crabtree, a 27-year-old personal trainer, was charged with trespass and evading arrest for his May 13 escapade, which was--as seen above--videotaped by a fellow attendee of that night’s Astros-Mets game.
During his gallop, the former NCAA Division I baseball star evaded a cop and vaulted the center field wall. From there, Crabtree, pictured at right, scaled several high steps and, as a stadium worker approached, pulled himself onto the roof of a grass-covered structure. He then ran up the incline and disappeared through an opening into a stadium hallway.
Crabtree, who was celebrating his birthday, ran onto the field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and was later collared as he attempted to exit the ballpark. His jaunt was easily the highlight of the Astros’s 6-4 loss to the Mets.
If Crabtree stays out of trouble during the term of his community supervision, the charges against him will be dismissed.