Sportsman Jose Altuve has captured the hearts of millions with his flows. Altuve’s fan following has grown to such an extent that supporters are constantly eager to meet him, even at the risk. Recently, an Astros fan got arrested for running onto the field and hugging Jose Altuve during an ALCS game.
On Thursday night, a Houston Astros fan came onto the field during the team’s postseason game against the Yankees and gave Jose Altuve a bear hug. According to TMZ Sports, the fan was ultimately detained for the act.
During the ninth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS, a man jumped the fence at Minute Maid Park and made a beeline for Houston’s biggest star. The man, eventually identified as 27-year-old Jose Alvarado, got past security just long enough to approach Altuve, and then he gave the Astros second baseman a bear embrace.
Surprisingly, Altuve was unfazed by the exchange, maintained his composure, and gave the fan a second hug. Even taking a selfie with the man in the midst of the outfield grass seemed to be okay in his book.
Security eventually intervened to break up the argument, and six guards wrestled the man to the ground. According to a Houston Police Department spokesperson, Alvarado was apprehended and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass after being taken into jail.
He is still incarcerated, according to jail records. After the game, Altuve remarked that despite the fan’s Astros jersey, he wasn’t worried about his intentions.
“He just said, ‘We need to win — I spent all my money on the ticket.’ And I was trying to tell him that, ‘Yes, we’re trying to win.’ We were about to take a selfie, but then security guys got there and did their job.”
Despite having to deal with the arrest, it appears the fan was at least content while incarcerated, given that Altuve and the Astros went on to win the game, 3-2. What’s your take on the arrest of the fans? Let us know in the comments. For further updates stay tuned to Thirsty.
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