Antonia Zerbisias writing in The Toronto Star:
“The original plan was to go naked or in a Borat (thong) suit,” he explains. “But when I did my research, I found out I could get charged with public indecency, exposing myself to a minor, listed as a young sex offender. It only gets very messy. That little piece of fabric is what saved me from a bunch of other charges.”
As it turned out, Yannis was charged with “mischief — interfering with property.” The legal consequences of his actions have yet to be decided. Despite his blemish-free record, his grades, his dancing and filmmaking hobbies, and his volunteer work as a basketball coach with younger kids, he could also be facing extra-judicial penalties.
Which is what he pretty much expected when he planned his streaking operation, starting with watching Blue Jays videos to determine where security was weakest. He researched the law, thoroughly weighing all possible consequences. He made his own tear-away shorts because none of his friends would lend him theirs, knowing they’d never get them back. He even planned to do the run early enough so that, when the police called his parents, it wouldn’t have to be a late-night drive for them from Waterloo.