A man has been arrested in the Philipines after interrupting a major sporting event... dressed as Spider-Man.
The interruption came during Game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals. The man, who wore a costume to look like Spider-Man, sprinted out onto mid-court during the game between Magnolia and San Miguel. Footage of the game suggests that the man may have struck San Miguel star June Mar Fajardo before being caught by security, but the man denies this charge that he did so intentionally.
The 31 year-old man, whose name was released by the police as Paolo G. Felizarta, told reporters as he was being led away by stadium security that he ran onto the court to raise awareness for the upcoming elections in the Philippines on May 13th. The man said, "I just want to love you. I just want to love you, that's all, nothing else. " He and two other men were arrested for involvement in the disruption, although the other two claimed to be unaffiliated with the man.
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial has declined to release a statement on behalf of the league at the time of this report.