A Super Bowl press conference that followed the big game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ was fairly eventful.
During the news conference for Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, a Brooklyn man made his way past security and gained access to Smith’s microphone.
30-year-old Matthew Mills made his way onto the stage and briefly grabbed the microphone from Smith.
Before being subdued by security and escorted off the stage, Mills shouted “Investigate 9/11.” Later reports indicated that Mills is a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.
After being taken off stage by security, Mills was arrested and charged with trespassing.
In New Jersey, trespassing is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3. As set forth by the statute, trespassing can be classified as a felony. In this case, Mills might be charged with fourth degree trespassing, which could subject him to a sentence of up to 18 months in NJ State Prison if he is convicted.
According to NJ State Police, Mills was one of just 10 people arrested at this year’s Super Bowl.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Super Bowl 2014: 9/11 Truther Arrested after Interrupting Malcolm Smith News Conference.“
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