A 24-year-old from Tisdale, Sask., “He took his ‘Rider Pride’ a little too far” during the Nov. 13 game against the Edmonton Elks, Regina police say.
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders were securing their playoff game at home when the man entered the field in street clothes.
The man ran from the south end zone to the north end zone and up the steps to the concourse. Police say this is where he was arrested by an officer.
Video obtained by Global News shows the fan jumping a barrier in Pil Country, a section of the stadium that is only standing, proceeding to run onto the field.
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Cole Martin Chowen was charged with damages of less than $ 5,000.
Mischief is defined in the Penal Code as any person who intentionally “obstructs, interrupts, or interferes with the use, enjoyment, or lawful operation of property.”
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“Legal users of the Mosaic Stadium property include the thousands of fans who were left off the field,” the police statement said.
Chowen was released on a compromise, on the conditions that he would not attend Mosaic Stadium. He is expected to appear in provincial court for the first time on December 29.
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