takeru kobayashi arrest Takeru Kobayashi arrested at Nathan's hot dog contestTakeru Kobayashi‘s dispute with Major League Eating meant he was out of the Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest, but his presence in the crowd caused more of a commotion than expected.

The Japanese former hot dog-eating champ was arrested by the NYPD on Sunday, July 4 after he tried to rush the contest stage following the victory of his nemesis Joey Chestnut, reports TMZ.

It’s not clear exactly what he intended — whether it was merely congratulating his peers or perhaps assauging his hunger after being left out of the contest — but he was taken away by officers.

Oddly enough, he was already wearing a t-shirt that read, “Free Kobi.”

Kobayashi, who had held onto the Mustard Belt for nearly six years before Chestnut came onto the scene, was charged with resisting arrest, trespass and obstructing governmental administration.

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