Dylan McCue-Masone probably should have listened to his mom.
The 18-year-old teen who interrupted Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field by running on the field before getting tackled by security is slowly realizing the consequences of his actions. McCue-Masone of Shirley, N.Y., on Long Island, could face up to a year in prison in addition to $5,000 in civil penalties after being charged with interfering with a professional sporting event. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday and was released from jail without bail.
On Thursday, McCue-Masone, who ran onto the field in response to a dare on Twitter, took to the social networking website for the first time since Tuesday’s incident, apologizing for his actions.
“Biggest mistake I have ever made, I regret what happened to the fullest extent. I will be paying for this the rest of my life,” he tweeted.
McCue-Masone tweeted prior to the All-Star Game that if he were to receive 1,000 retweets, he would run on the field during the game. He quickly surpassed that number, and then posted several tweets leading up to his dash from the left-field stands to second base, including a screencap of a text message conversation he was having with his mother, in which she warned her son of what could happen.
“Dylan it’s not funny that a serious thing and u could get arrested if not worse, please don’t b ridiculous,” she texted him.
McCue-Masone was at the game with his father, who was asked by his son what would happen if he ran on the field, according to the New York Daily News. “I told him, ‘They’d probably arrest you,'” Bob Mason said. Dylan then told his father that he was going to the bathroom. “”I gave him twenty bucks,” Mason said. “[I] told him he could get a snack if he wanted.”
The rest is history. Dylan leaped over the outfield wall and ran all the way to second base. His father was upset, but still somewhat impressed.
“He made it to second base, which is pretty far,” he said. “You don’t want to glorify it. He’s going to find out the hard way.”
If only he had listened to his mom.