Fan climbs fence during NASCAR race at Dover

A man who climbed a fence during Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Dover International Speedway faces multiple charges, including a felony charge, after he allegedly resisted arrest.

John Infanti, 43, of Greenwood, Del., ascended the Turn 4 fence during a green-flag run in the AAA 400. Dover police spokesperson Mark Hoffman told USA TODAY Sports in a text message that Infanti "kicked an officer in the knee while we took him into custody."

"Simply running from the police is a misdemeanor, but when he kicked our officer, that makes it 'with force.'" Hoffman said.

The kick resulted in the felony charge for resisting arrest. Infanti also faces two misdemeanor counts: disorderly conduct and offensive touching of a police officer.

According to the track, the man was intoxicated and detained by CSC, the security firm the track uses, and turned over to Dover police.


He will be held at least eight hours, and must appear before a magistrate judge to determine his bond.

In September 2014, a man climbed the catchfence in Turn 4 at Richmond International Raceway and waved his arms, took a selfie and played to the crowd as cars whizzed underneath him around 150 mph.

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