Streaker at Arizona Wildcats game faces up to 1 1/2 years in jailby Anthony Gimino on Oct. 21, 2011, under Arizona football
The streaker at the Arizona Wildcats football game who initially ran onto the field dressed as a game official has been charged with criminal impersonation, according to court records.
Jace M. Lankow, who is listed as an undergraduate in UA’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was tackled by security on the field after he had stripped down to his underwear. He was led off the field in handcuffs and charged with a class 6 felony, which means he’s facing a maximum of a year and a half in jail if he has no previous felony convictions.
Lankow, who was born in October 1988, according to court records, ran onto the field with four seconds left in the first half, blowing a whistle and waving his arms as UCLA had the ball at its 43-yard line.
After unsuccessfully trying to get the ball from a game official, Lankow took off running toward the north end zone before being stopped by security after about 13 seconds.
While that was happening, a benches-clearing fight broke out between Arizona and UCLA, resulting in two player ejections and possibly more suspensions after the Pac-12 reviews the video.
(The above video was taken from the Zona Zoo student section, apparently from family or friends of Lankow, given the shot at the end of the video showing Lankow in his underwear before the game.)
Editor Mark B. Evans contributed to this report.