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B.C. resident who streaked at Mariners game to appear in Seattle court

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SEATTLE - U.S. authorities say a Vancouver, B.C., resident who ran naked onto a baseball field during a Mariners game in Seattle is set to appear in a King County courtroom Wednesday to face a criminal trespassing charge.

The Seattle City Attorney's office says David McClearn was charged after the incident that took place at Saturday's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners.

But McClearn could face bigger problems than that. Sports Illustrated reports that he is an Irish citizen living in British Columbia - so he could be deported from Canada over the incident.

The Irishman reportedly went streaking after his buddies bet him $80. He was eventually tackled by security and then ushered off the field

His pals later set up a GoFundMe page for McClearn, but as of Tuesday evening it had raised $0.

Seattle City Attorney's Office spokesman Dan Nolte says authorities decided not to file an indecent exposure charge. He says that charge is typically made when an alleged sexual element is involved.

Nolte says McClearn was released on bail on Sunday.

He says a Vancouver address is listed for McClearn on his police report.

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