The Super Bowl turned out to be rather uneventful, but the same cannot be said of the press conference that followed the big game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
During the news conference for Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, a Brooklyn man bypassed security and gained access to Smith’s microphone.
In video footage, 30-year-old Matthew Mills can be seen making his way onto the stage and briefly grabbing the microphone.
Before he was subdued by security and escorted off the stage, Mills, a 9/11 conspiracy theorist, was able to shout “Investigate 9/11.”
After being taken away by security, Mills was arrested and charged with trespassing.
In New Jersey, trespassing is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3. According to the statute, a person is guilty of trespassing if he commits an unlicensed entry into a structure. In this case, Mills may be charged with fourth degree trespassing. If convicted of fourth degree trespassing, Mills could be sentenced to as many as 18 months in NJ State Prison.
According to New Jersey State Police, Mills was one of just 10 people arrested at the Super Bowl.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Super Bowl 2014: 9/11 Truther Arrested after Interrupting Malcolm Smith News Conference.“
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