(CBS) — Jace Lankow, an undergraduate at the University of Arizona could face up to one and half years in jail after being charged with a class six felony for criminal impersonation.

Lankow dressed up as a referee and ran onto the field at Arizona Stadium on Thursday night during a football game featuring the Wildcats and UCLA Bruins.

While he was streaking, a brawl ensued between the two Pac-12 South schools, resulting in 10 players being suspended by the conference.

“The Conference is extremely disappointed in the actions of the student-athletes involved in this incident,” Commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. “It is unacceptable behavior and violated Conference rules, as well as NCAA fighting rules.

“I have taken these actions today because it is imperative that we hold our student-athletes and coaches to the highest standards of sportsmanship.”

Bruins wide receiver Taylor Embree and Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson were penalized by game officials for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected from the contest for fighting with 4 seconds left in the first half. They both will have to sit out an additional game.

UCLA defensive tackle Cassius Marsh was given a two-game ban while receivers Randall Carroll, Shaq Evans, and Ricky Marvray each received a game. Guard Alberto Cid will have to sit for a half.

Arizona nickleback Jourdan Grandon will miss a game while cornerback Lyle Brown and safety Mark Watley each will sit a half.

The suspensions will occur during each school’s next scheduled game. UCLA plays Saturday, Oct. 29 against California, while Arizona’s next game is at Washington that day.

Comments (155)
  1. FN CEE says:

    Really stupid … it was the only interesting part of the whole game …

    1. juanita valdez says:

      It is stupid. But flippity flappity is not a felony. Impersonating a referee is a felony? Please.

      1. Herman Vogel says:

        Exposing himself to minors,,,and there were kids in the statium,,,IS a Felony…he could face up to 5 years and be put on a Sex Offender’s list. As it is he may never be able to be bonded as a businessman so there goes his career….GOOD, This was stupid and he got what he asked for,,,noteriety.

      2. Mike R. says:

        Someone commented about him being a sex offender because there were minors in the stadium. What??? So do you also think they should close the stadium down as well? Why you ask, because there is alcohol in the stadium and there were minors there and everyone knows that minors arent allowed in Bars, so therefore the stadium should have been closed because it was serving alcohol around minors…You do gooders need to wake up, these so called minors see more violence and sex on tv, than they could ever be affected by a streaker on the field. And if you are one that thinks, not my child, I limit what they see, well Im here to tell you, that your kid is going to be the one later in life that is the target for the bullies because of their sheltered lives, or they will be the ones going to juveinille because they learned to go behind your back and hide things because you are too prudish in your thinking…. This guy is not a sex offender, he’s a college kid that did something stupid, should this event ruin the rest of his life, HELL NO.

      3. CAJones says:

        MILE R — alcohol is prohibited in Arizona Stadium. Probably so some people won’t act on stupid ideas.

      4. Mike says:

        Herman Vogel is an idiot. Please, you are such a ridiculous prude. Exposing himself? He had tighties on. You’re happy this kid’s career could be over? Pretty pathetic on your part.

      5. icecream says:

        Vogel must be some wannabe attorney…and he can’t spell notoriety !

    2. Adolfo says:

      Herman Vogel correct me if I am wrong but all he did was take his shorts off he was wearing underwear… In addition, would one be saying the same if it was a female? Im guessing you dont let your little ones watch TV…bunch of felonies airing day in and day out if we use your way of thinking… Not saying what the moron did was right but take a chill pill… its not as bad as you make it seem.

  2. Ed says:

    I’ll bet he won’t streak in the jail.

    1. Hal McCombs says:

      Bet he will. He just won’t be the one to initiate it.

      1. Scudbuster says:

        The dope better have soap on a rope.

      2. Jacob R says:

        I want all you guys to get raped for petty crimes you committed to! Maybe unemployment won’t sting so much if you spew out a little more of that bitter hate that’s bubbling up with the cheetos and soda!

      3. Mike says:

        Totally agree jacob. People on here are awful with their vitriolic, petty nonsense.

    2. ComSenseWiz says:

      I’d like to thank the streaker for arousing the idiot Bruins who will be riding the pine while my Cal administers another beating next Saturday.

      1. cmk says:

        And Cal STILL wont win!

    3. Todd says:

      Terribly written story. I am tired of reading the horrible reporting and all of the poorly written stories.

      1. Lee Yarbrough says:

        Then why do you read them?

      2. Jack Schidt says:

        I agree. They need to learn to write good. The horribleness of the writing was real terrible.

      3. the dude says:

        The author studied at the “Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can’t Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too”.

      4. Krusaderrabbit says:

        I dont’ know Jack.

    4. prosecute NCAA criminally says:

      We should abolish the NCAA. It should be declared an illegal monopoly and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. NCAA has too much power and they don’t use it properly. Plus, they lean left-wing on political issues. NCAA, you suck!!!

  3. Marcus says:

    A streaking student gets a year-and-a-half in jail and an illegal alien gets welfare, an education, and a safe haven. Welcome to Losa Angeles in 2011.


    2. Bob says:

      Amen again! This is outrageous. The guy give some life to a boring day, and goes to jail, while criminals cross our border and get jobs, helath care, college tuition, and a handshake from our President.

      1. raffaro says:

        When we were streaking in Arizona back in the 70’s it was all for fun!

        I say give the guy a break. if your going to prosecute any body it should be the brawlers.

      2. to the full extent of the law says:

        He should go on the sex offender list. There were kids watching that game.

      3. Fred says:

        to the full,

        pretty stupid and sick to want to ruin this kid’s life for streaking. I would love to have a look at your private life and see what you’re hiding. Your kids will be fine, your parenting notwithstanding.

      4. Adolfo says:

        What in the kahoots does this have to do with immigration? really moron?

    3. joeybiten says:

      such is life under barrak h. obuma

    4. richard says:

      fabulous analogy……bravo and how sick our legal system

    5. me says:

      you hit the nail on the head
      great insight

    6. Counter Mypoint says:

      Well said

    7. boycat says:

      This happened in Tucson.

    8. Adolfo says:

      your a moron… bottom line

    9. icecream says:

      Yeah, who’s the real criminal ? The streaker or the illegal aliens and the political vote wh0res that support them.

    10. Lilly says:

      Duffus Marcus, the article said he “COULD” get 1 1/2 yrs. in Jail not that he did..

      Read it again. Hope you are not a U of A student.

  4. South Armagh No Surrender says:

    This felony classification is getting out of hand. I predict peaceful protest on public land will become a felony soon enough as will possession of a recording device with intent to film police or public ‘official’ operations.

    1. Reverend Richard says:

      Ditto, I’m in LE and I don’t see this “criminal impersonation” charge making it to first base in a court.

      Jace Lankow, an undergraduate at the University of Arizona could face up to one and half years in jail after being charged with a class six felony for criminal impersonation.

      It’s disorderly conduct, possibly a non-felony trespassing charge.

      1. Counter Mypoint says:

        perhaps impersonating a male

  5. Wilbur Post says:

    Given the performance of the Bruins, Rick Neuheisel deserves to be suspended for the rest of the year.

  6. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
    — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn — http://911essentials.com

    1. Kayhla K. says:

      There are so few left like you who understand. Thank you for your post. Compared to the others commenting on this site, you stand as a giant amongst men. They may deserve what is coming, but there are some of us who do not. God bless.

    2. JoeDrager says:

      I really don’t think Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn cared that much about streakers; besides, Leningrad is a little cool for streaking.

    3. Allan says:

      Solzhenitsyn said it best in your quote: “… we had no awareness …” In this country, we have a populace that has had it pounded in to their heads that “it’s the law”, so therefore, it’s OK. It’s “good”. But just like boiling a frog, as long as it isn’t too hot in the beginning, he doesn’t notice when it’s too late. All you have to do is visit Auschwitz to see where this sort of thinking leads. Been there, done that. Most of the generation that lived through Nazi-occupied Europe is nearly gone now. I feel fortunate to have heard some first-hand accounts of that ear in Holland from those who lived it. Even Miep Gies who took care of Anne Frank & family told me about it. We in America cannot see the creeping erosion of rights and freedoms since they’ve been gradually replaced with privileges. We are little more than the serfs of feudal England, living at the behest of the Lord of the Manor upon land that we no longer own. The issue of streaking or not to do so is over-shadowed by the greater issues of free or no longer free. And what are we, as a people, going to do about it. Thanks for your post.

    4. Rex says:

      Welcome to the United Police States of Amerika.

    5. Krusaderrabbit says:

      Great post. We are in the process of being conditioned to cower.

  7. Ken Pittman says:

    Occupy PAC 10?

  8. TexasPride says:

    So a streaker gets 1 1/2 years in year, but 10 people assault each other and they have to sit out a game???

    1. englanddg says:

      My thoughts exactly.

      Harmless prank = felony
      Assault = time out

      How messed up.

      1. CC Coleman says:

        The Prosecutor is on CRACK!

    2. Jimbo Limbo says:


    3. boycat says:

      It’s almost as if they’re blaming the brawl on the streaker.

    4. truther says:

      at least he didn’t have a joint, he would have 15 years ahead of him… dumb laws for a dumb population that lets it happen… if you dont stand for something, you will fall for anything.

    5. Outlaw soccer now says:

      Yeah, let’s prosecute all football players for assault because they crash into each other. And a consent or assumption of the risk defense should not be allowed. My favorite part – soon they will go after soccer players for kicking that ball at each other and we can be done with that cancer on society for ever. OUTLAW soccer NOW!!!!!!

  9. KaraTheAwesome says:

    And we wonder why our jails are overcrowded…

    1. Jack Thompson says:

      The jails are overcrowded because the jails have become a business. The companies that are contracted to manage these jails and the prison workers union (not prisoners but workers in the prisons) where the biggest supporters of the 3 strikes bill which became law. These groups didn’t care about deterring crime what they wanted and got were more prisoners. Example: A criminal comments felony theft 3 times that add up to very little in actually financial damage but we get to pay for him for a life sentence at around $40,000 a year in cost. The 3 strikes law does nothing but create more customers (prisoners) and make these management companies more money but that’s starting to end because we are going broke.

      1. Put'em away forever says:

        Great, I see you watched that cable TV special on private prisons. Too bad you don’t have the intelligence to take that “special report” with a grain of salt. We have overcrowded jails because people refuse to obey the law. It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out. The three strikes law is delayed justice – it should be a one strike law.

    2. Counter Mypoint says:

      And yet Lindsay Lohan escapes serving time again.

  10. jp says:

    “…up to one and half years in jail after being charged with a class six felony for criminal impersonation.”

    With Halloween just days away, we may face severe overcrowding in our jails as pre-schoolers and tiny-tots throughout the country don costumes impersonating unicorns, angels and bunny rabbits. Best charge them and lock them up now before they turn to a life of crime.

    1. Daniel says:

      This is what the Statute says …
      1. Assuming a false identity with the intent to defraud another; or
      2. Pretending to be a representative of some person or organization with the intent to defraud; or
      3. Pretending to be, or assuming a false identity of, an employee or a representative of some person or organization with the intent to induce another person to provide or allow access to property. This paragraph does not apply to peace officers in the performance of their duties.

      I think they could stretch and get him on section 3, because he may have been trying to get further out onto the field by wearing the referee uniform. Halloween costumes would not fall under this unless someone met the intent requirements. Interesting to see how this plays out.

      1. LastWord says:

        Sounds like the whole statute violates the first amendment on every level.

      2. Jack - The Booted Thug says:

        Typical Cop response.

        Find the Felony, any Felony, to create as much drama as possible. Besides, it’s much more fun at the station house, the smarmy Dr. gets to do an anal probe.

      3. rick in cali says:

        LastWord. So how is fraud and trespassing constitutional?
        Jack, sounds like you got a ticket for skateboarding.

  11. zorki1c says:

    One of the players should have hit the guy hard enough to keep him in the hospital for a couple of months. Then he probably wouldn’t be so much “look at me! Look at me!”

    1. Smart Justice says:

      I’d support public flogging of the guy. 100 lashes. That would be real justice in this case. No need to waste money on putting him in jail.

  12. JoeDrager says:

    All of this happened because of a streaker?

  13. dam says:

    A travesty of the penile system!

    1. Mike says:

      Ha ha you said penile.

  14. Joe says:

    The headline says:
    UA Student Could Get 1 1/2 Years In Jail For Streaking During Football Game
    and the article says:
    charged with a class six felony for criminal impersonation
    which one is it?

    1. Republicrat says:

      It’s not an either/or situation. He impersonated a referee before he stripped down and ran across the field. Both statements are accurate.

      Whether or not the charge will hold up is another story.

  15. Joe in Texas says:

    Did he streak or impersonate a referee? I thought streaking was going naked. The story says nothing about that. A year and a half seems kinda stiff for doing what he did. Makes you want to stay away…

    1. Al Dente says:

      Hmm, was the student kinda stiff as he streaked?

  16. Auric Maston says:

    Not his fault several student athletes decided to use the opportunity to chimp out and assault one another.

  17. Reasonable says:

    When is this dumb a** state going to leave the Union? Are they waiting for the big earthquake to make them an island?
    Liberals don’t feel that they are responsible for themselves, why do they think that one person should be responsible for a bunch of football animals?

  18. JohnRalph says:

    How dare he disrupt a religious service, it’s blasphemous. The fans have a right to worship the American football God undisturbed by some heathen

    1. wildbill6996 says:

      They’ll get your ROMEO & ROMEO BALLET next !!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. JohnRalph says:

        Pro football players are 80% black, why do hillbillies like u worship it so? I think it’s because secretly the white fans both male and female wish they could have sex with the big black linemen…right?

      2. thesiege says:

        JohnRalph, you’re a loon. Get over yourself.

  19. Morrie says:

    Impersonating a referee? A REFEREE? FELONY?

    1. LastWord says:

      mmmmm, got a love some good ol’ American fascism.

      1. CC Coleman says:

        Free speech is dead. Good thing the Dept of Homeland Security or B-ATFE wasn’t there – they would have shot him on sight. Facist Police State? Absolutely!

    2. truther says:

      the funny thing is i called the cops about 5 years ago after someone tried to pull me over impersonating a cop. had a custom tag, gave it to the “cops” they advised me that i needed a real tag not the custom tag number. i explained what happened and that this guy could pull over your wife next and rape then kill her. NOTHING HAPPENED…. the cops kinda laughed and left. cops are worthless. buy guns lots of them cops are stupid and dont care. protect yourself as no one else will.

  20. John Potts says:

    Tell me we don’ statett live in a police state.

  21. Rick says:

    For the benefit of those who didn’t attend the game (and therefore don’t need to read a news story), who did the players fight with – each other? And, why? Did it have anything to do with the streaker? What exactly is the point of this story? The author simply wants to report that Arizona has it’s share of lunatics and thugs? Well, I should have known better than to waste my time reading a CBS story.

  22. Dean says:

    This article is pretty thin. You have to watch the video to see the guy ends up naked–the article mentions he’s “streaking” dressed up as a ref. Then it’s implied his prank causes a fight where 10 players are suspended?

  23. Jack Thompson says:

    It’s obvious this student is a terrorist and needs to be sent to guantanamo. He should be stripped of his citizenship and waterboarded until he gives up the names of his terrorist streaking cell. Homeland Insecurity has just giving out bulletins to all Law Encroachment Agencies to be on the lookout for other potential streaking attacks and how those attacks would be played out. They have also been informed to closely observe anyone buying velcro seemed stripping pants and other quickly removed items of clothing. As Americans we must be vigilant and keep an ever watchful eye for suspicious activity. There are those in our community that may want to express their desire to run freely as a caveman and this horrible and destructive action can not be tolerated. God Bless America

  24. David from San Diego says:

    So, the guys who were FIGHTING were not criminally charged, but the streaker was? We need to criminally charge illegal aliens! God bless Jan Brewer!

  25. T Fischer says:

    “…charged with a class six felony for criminal impersonation”? Really? Who was he impersonating??? I think when you’re naked, it’s hard to impersonate anyone! It’s all you, baby! Outside of the entire criminal action being beyond ridiculous, that charge is just bizarre!

  26. Al says:

    I guess this is the end of Liberal California. No one can take a joke not even the West Coast anymore. Now, if that were Janet Napolitano, THAT would be a felony.

  27. the truth says:

    he was just a couple inches short of the first down

  28. kurt2088 says:

    If he is charged with a felony for impersonating a refree shouldn’t the refs be charged with impersonating a ZEBRA!!! Throw them all in the gulag and pay the zebras restitution!

  29. HMichaelH says:

    This article is 1% about the streaking, and 99% about the brawl between the players on the field. The headline is VERY deceptive!

    1. Ehood says:

      If there was no video, you would not know how it went from dressing as a referee to streaking, very poor writing from a so called journlist!!

  30. NooYawkah says:

    A lot of comments are asking why this guy faces 1 1/2 years in prison while illegals get welfare and free medical, or the 10 players get one game suspensions for assault.

    I want to know why this guy faces prison, while all of CBS’s website constantly offer, as “other recommended reading”, stories involving underage sex. Why are you constantly pushing these stories, CBS?

  31. TexasForever says:

    Are these people STUPID?
    A felony for a dumb college prank?
    We have millions of ILLEGALS invading your country from the Mexico doing real harm to this country and stupid law enforcement going to ruin this kid’s life?

    1. Jessy says:

      That is the point of law enforcement. The cops today are not good men. They have NO integrity, no honor, they betray the country, the people and all those who gave their life to defend America. These people are the worst of the worst and they are hired to be cops because they are corrupt people long before they put on the badge. There are no good men left in law enforcement, they are here only to shake down the country. Hired by the cities and counties they make more money for the state that any other department. These men operate jails and prisons that turn free men into slaves for the benefit of the states. Get tough on crime means everyone becomes a criminal, everyone without exception.

  32. August says:

    He’s going to jail while Child Predators are brutally raping children daily & burying them alive or stuffing them in suitcases and throwing them in dumpsters…..

  33. kcsparky says:

    Let’s see if I have this right. Idiot white kid runs naked on a football field to protest, who knows what, or to just show that he really is a total idiot. Which then gives idiot black football players an imaginary excuse to start fighting on the field. If this is level of “intelligence” that universities have been run down to, my kids are staying home!

    1. John C says:

      What makes you think the two events were connected???

  34. AnneP says:

    Too bad he wasn’t at an Occupy Wall Street gathering, or in San Francisco. In both venues, he’d be applauded if not completely ignored.. Any judge who puts this kid away for streaking is merely feeding the lawyers more fees. Then again, that’s what our legal system is all about these days. That and politics.

  35. death by liberals says:

    The punishment fits the crime. One year per inch.

  36. walter12 says:

    There is no question that California as a state, is complete out if its mind. With all the violent crime and black and Mexican gangs running rampant and dope, in the state of California, they charge this guy with a felonly, what madness.

  37. Justin Case says:

    I hate cops and the American government. We need to unite and fight back. The only way to put cops and the government in place is through blood shed. Damn cops need to die.

    1. truther says:

      true dat. it just has to happen quick before only criminals can legally own a gun

  38. Jefferson says:

    You gotta understand the way of the moonkriket. It is very good at escaping detecting at work. You hear that they work but no one has ever caught one on camera. They are however, easily spotted at the local watering hole, welfare office and at McDonalds. Somehow, while everyone else is living from hand to mouth these Africans not from Africa have some how managed to find a way to eat better than all others. Perhaps this explains their incessant ability to breed. Perhaps, in 30 years, if we are lucky, America will look like a cross between Mexico and Africa. Those of us left working will give the government 90% of our pay in taxes to take care of the not so minority. America, land of opportunity except for those who are willing to work.

  39. scott thompson says:

    Going to jail for impersonating a referee????????? Welcome to the People’s Republic of America.

  40. Barry Levy says:

    Wonder if the security person that tackled him to the ground will now be looked at for an assualt on this person and sued for damages.

    Make the punishment fit the crime.

  41. Gary Mathis says:

    This guy is no different that the sex pervert who would go on to a school playground full of children, pull down his pants, and expose himself. Throw the book at him and make him register as as a sex offender.

  42. Mr. BurnaKop says:

    A lawman’s creed is this. If the law has not been broken, if no person is a victim, if no property has been destroyed then we have not been there. Where ever there is evil we will not go. Where ever there is fear, there we have been. Where ever there is loss of life and freedom then our jobs are complete. Fear not good citizen we are here to release you of your burden of liberty.

    Remember, the bad guys no longer wear black, they wear BLUE.

  43. Mike Alright says:

    Women prisoners should be put in mens prisons, it is only fair and equal.

  44. ontie1 says:

    So if the felony streaker claims he is a illegal does he get better treatment and a drivers license in Ca?……could be important to his future free schooling ain’t nothing to laugh at, just ask a legal citizen.

  45. John C says:

    “Heh, Heh, Heh, Heh, look at me, look at me…..”

    I tell you what Beavis, felons lose their Second Amendment rights for life. I hope you never have a situation where your life is threatened and you don’t have a gun because because you’ve been permanently banned from owning one. Good luck in jail sweet cheeks, you’re gonna need it.

  46. Jimbo Limbo says:

    Why not let the guy out, then call in a drone strike on him? They ought to get him for trespassing, it’s not like he tried to impersonate a ref. in order to alter the game, or truly pass himself off as a ref., to get access to the some behind-the-scenes area where he could do some harm, which is more the spirit of the law of the charge they got him on. Yes, he did gain access to the field, but how is that really worthy of a felony? Students get on the field all the time. This does not rise to the level of what a true Felon is intended to be set aside for. Bankers steal more money from us every day, which is greater harm than this guy did.

  47. billcrawford says:

    “Jace Lankow, an undergraduate at the University of Arizona could face up to one and half years in jail after being charged with a class six felony.”

    That childish type of behavior went out in the 70’s, this guy has a thought process problem and I am sure it will continue throughout his life and he will just be another something. To many stupid people on this planet, time to enforce birth control on the vast majority of the worlds population, no kids unless you can support them that ought cut it in half just to start.

  48. Jay says:

    The war on streaking isn’t working.

  49. JKC says:

    It’s Pima County. He’ll get probation, probably community service. I seriously doubt he spends a day in jail.

  50. slobo says:

    He should just have a football surgically implanted in his annal cavity…

  51. Fly-over Country says:

    Where do you guys come up with this stuff? No wonder your state has to beg people to move there with “star-studded” commercials. I tell you what, push all government and police officials out of California. Then build a fence around the state so the anarchy that reigns there will not infect the rest of the country. Land of fruits and nuts indeed.

    1. ItsaFootball says:

      Read the article smart guy, this happened in Arizona.

  52. Rod Anders says:

    Let drug dealers, gangs, illegal aliens and other criminals run amuck. This is too dangerous to not be taken seriously.

  53. ed gein says:

    i wonder if there would be a similar uproar if the streaker happened to be a curvaceous blonde co-ed?

    since when is the human form, regardless of setting, so offensive as to warrant incarceration?

    if adam and eve had been incarcerated for not having clothes maybe they wouldn’t have had an opportunity to nibble on the apple, and we’d all be happy, healthy, and most probably naked.

  54. chris says:

    felony. really??????

  55. steve maplewurst says:

    Good Career Move !!!!!! LMAO !!!…… OOOOps you were not supposed to see that part……..

  56. squeak says:

    criminal impersonation?? Since when is it illegal to dress up and impersonate a referee? (Was he a law enforcing officer?). This is absolute bogus, misuse of power by the prosecuting attorney and misuse of tax payers dollars. At the most, it’s indecent exposure. Yeah, you don’t like it, BIG DEAL, I don’t like it, but the laws are the laws, and this is NOT a felony.

  57. MissKitty says:

    What about all the nudity at the Gay Pride Parades across the country this summer!?!? Talk about indecent ……

  58. M. Allisom says:

    @FannyForbesFranklen, Excelent post if you ever are in cent, Texas i got your 6 .

  59. cdm says:

    A kid streaked our local HS football game last week in his underwear and they friggin’ TASED him. We have lost our sense of humor, and police power is getting out of hand. There’s no way this should be a felony.

    As for commenters who see this as having something to do with liberalism, look up fascism, I think you have the two mixed up. Besides, this happened in Arizona, not California, and everybody knows there are no liberals in Arizona.

  60. dumbfounded says:

    This was a very childish and stupid act done by a college student. His age is what?…Somewhere between 18 and 22? He’s still a child and obviously going to make many more stupid mistakes in his life. We’ve all been there. If you haven’t pulled some kind of dumb stunt in your life, you’re probably lying. We have a government that has gone way overboard on “0” tolerance. I’d like to see the statute, ordinance or law that makes it illegal to impersonate a referee. I’m sure that many people were appalled by his action but many more I’m sure laughed their butts off. In this age where gangs and illegals are running rampant, I’m sure that the prosecuting attorney in this case can find something far more important to spend his time and our tax dollars on. Unfortunately, he/ she now has a very easy high profile case to use as a feather in the cap when that run for public office begins. Our system is no longer about true and fair justice. It’s about raising money and moving up the government ladder. Someone wrote earlier that this kind of dumb stunt went out with the 70’s. Maybe if we went back to the 70’s and got away from our soft life of cell phones, social networking (yes I’m guilty of it too) and video games we would learn to laugh just a bit more. All I see now are scowling people flying by me never taking the time to enjoy life anymore. Lighten up, slap the kid on the wrist and have a nice day.

  61. FedUpWithBigGovernment says:

    So for a stupid prank.. he is going to have a FELONY on his record.. this is so absurd… welcome to the new communist USA… where we let true FELONS (illlegal immigrants) get welfare, in-state tuition, financial aid… (all while our citizens go without).. and this poor schmuck gets a felony conviction…. This is NOT the USA that I grew up in.. it seems the insane people are in charge of the asylum…

  62. Julie Heart says:

    Doesn’t seem fair that a streaker should get 18 mos. in jail when NYC protesters defecating in public go free!

  63. Corey says:

    Oh please. Yea, the guy should be slapped with a fine and a scolding from the judge, but for him to face felony charges over this is just stupid. “Impersonating a Referee”….lol…it’s not like he was dressed like a cop or a SWAT Officer, it was all part of the fun and wasn’t going to harm anyone. Out legal system has really gotten out of hand.

  64. Kurt Gobathe says:

    Impersonating a referee? Many so-called referees impersonate referees.

    The police department should be able to bulk up its arrest record on Haloween.

  65. Reeves' Army says:

    What’s hilarious about this is, if he had just run across the field naked, he probably would’ve just gotten a slap-on-the-wrist misdemeanor.

  66. Frog says:

    Democrats, go figure.

  67. Tenacious Texan says:

    How ridiculous! Impersonating a ref is a felony?? Half the time the refs should be busted for impersonating refs!!!

    And to all you people that are insisting that this kid is a sex offender and should go to prison because there were kids present probably should remember that half the kids there have the same body parts and the other half probably didn’t even notice! This wasn’t a sexual gratification thing and was no more than a youthful prank! Get a grip!!

  68. Bob says:

    Since when is running in speedos a sex crime or streaking?

  69. Bob says:

    This is America, it will be plead down and he’ll get probation. they’re sticking it hard to detter the next guy. A GREAT man once said “don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time”

  70. Phil says:

    5 swats with a cane on his ass would provide enough motivation to deter him from any repeat violations.

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  72. Hardmoney says:

    A year and half…how hairy and zit covered was that thing? Maybe a year and half isn’t enough! I don’t want to know!

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