Browns Game Streaker’s Pretrial Hearing Set
(Anthony Saveriano at his arraignment on Aug. 20, 2013.)
CLEVELAND – A pretrial hearing has been set for the 20-year-old Northfield man accused of streaking at a Browns home game.
Anthony Saveriano plead not guilty to charges of criminal trespassing and public indecency after allegedly running naked in front of thousands of people during a Browns preseason home game.
During today’s hearing in Cleveland Municipal Court a pretrial was scheduled for September 25.
Saveriano’s attorney asked the judge for leniency during his last time in court.
“My client has never been in trouble. I asked the judge to put him in the Selective Intervention Program. It’s a first offenders program. The judge will decide if he qualifies in September,” said Fred Crosby, Saveriano’s attorney.
Saveriano is expected to accept the terms of an intervention program.
“If Saveriano qualifies, he would have to complete several programs and stay out of trouble. If he does for a period of time, charges are generally dismissed against the defendant,” added Crosby, “He’s a good kid. He got caught up. We are all Browns fans. I was at the game myself. We haven’t had that much excitement at Cleveland Browns stadium in years. He spent the night in jail. It was eye-opening for him. He realized his juvenile brain wasn’t working that day,” added Crosby.