Twitter Prompts Fan to Rush Field at All-Star Game

Social media promotes, causes and documents entire event

By Stephanie Rice
|  Thursday, Jul 18, 2013  |  Updated 12:20 PM EDT
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Fan Storms Baseball Field, Twitter to Blame

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A security guard tackles a fan that ran on the field during the MLB All-Star baseball game, on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in New York.

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If someone told you to run onto a baseball field during an MLB game, would you do it?

For Dylan McCue-Masone, an 18-year-old native of Shirley, N.Y., Twitter encouraged him to do just that, and so he did.

During Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game, McCue-Masone (@MasoneDylan) announced to his social media followers that he would storm Citi Field (home of the New York Mets) if he was retweeted 1,000 times.

The Twitter-sphere responded and his tweet met the lofty goal.

Sticking to his word, McCue-Masone jumped the left field fence during the 5th inning and made it to second base, where he was then aggressively body slammed to the ground and escorted out by security, according to a USA Today article.

McCue-Masone live tweeted the occasion, including screenshots of a text conversation with his mom begging him not to follow through with the challenge and his eventual regret once he found himself on the wrong side of the authorities.

His girlfriend Haley Johnson (@Haleyjohnsonx) even chimed in, tweeting "I really should be upset right now but from dyls perspective this is the best day of his life lol."

McCue-Masone was charged with interfering with a professional sporting event, reported the New York Daily News, and spent Tuesday night and Wednesday in a holding cell while his arraignment remained pending at Queens Criminal Court.

Twitter was abuzz with reactions. Some saluted McCue-Masone's decision, while others called it just plain dumb.

A representative for the New York Mets declined to comment on the situation.

Check out how the event unfolded (including a video) below.

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