A Japanese eating champion who didn’t enter the Coney Island Fourth of July hotdog eating contest but tried to crash it afterward is waiting to go before a New York City judge.Six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi was arrested after Sunday’s annual Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Earlier, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut gobbled his way to a fourth consecutive championship. But he was upstaged by the surprise appearance of his rival, Kobayashi.
Kobayashi went onstage after the competition. Police officers grabbed him and took him into custody. He was expected to spend the night in jail awaiting an appearance in Brooklyn Criminal Court on charges of resisting arrest, trespassing and obstructing governmental administration.
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