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Emmaus Teen Streaked Across Banko Field

Teen who streaked at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium Friday night has become a local social media sensation.

Emmaus Teen Streaked Across Banko Field

 

A naked Emmaus teen ran onto the field at Friday's high school football game at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium, according to Bethlehem police.

And social media is buzzing.

The student, 17, was charged with disorderly conduct, open lewdness and defiant trespass after his stunt as the Hornets opposed Freedom High School on Frank Banko Field.

The Patriots won the game. but social media is buzzing with what appears to be a photo of the Emmaus streaker. Students and others are re-Tweeting the photo across the community, including sharing it with Emmaus Patch.

The boy stripped naked and ran on the field before a stadium security guard caught him as he tried to climb a fence and escape, according to Lehigh Valley Live. The boy told officials his stunt was part of a senior prank.

The social media flurry features students Tweeting in support of their classmate - even creating a Twitter hash tag specific to the streaker's capture and urging others to make the hash tag a trending topic. (A hash tag is a label used on Twitter to categorize related tweets. Trending topics are popular Twiitter labels.)

There were more than 50 tweets about the stunt between Friday and Sunday - many including a link to an Instagram photo.

Here are some of the Tweets:

  • It takes major balls to do streak during a game
  • We didnt win. At least we have the only streaker in the lvc doe!!?!?
  • My favorite play was when that tight end ran across the field naked
  • We win no matter what thanks to our star player

Naked Emmaus students caused a stir last year in a sexting scandal. Boyfriends shared pictures of naked ex-girlfriends that ultimately wound up on an international porn website.

An Emmaus streaker from years past has gained notoreity via the Internet. A streaker named "Sam" got raucous cheers in this  YouTube video from 2007

East Penn School District officials could not be reached for comment.

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