Howard Stern's name can't stay out out of the headlines...even if this time he didn't actually do anything. A New Jersey man who ran onto the field at Shea Stadium during a New York Mets game attempting to get Stern's attention has been offered a plea bargain. Prosecutors offered John McCarthy a deal that could land him behind bars for a month, along with a $2000 fine, half of which would go to a Mets charity.
"I don't think that people should be made an example of like this," McCarthy said, according to Newsday. "If I would have held up a sign that said, 'Go Mets,' would I be here today? If it said, 'Queens courtrooms rule,' would I be here today? Probably not."
The court gave McCarthy until June 17 to decide his fate. He ended up on the field on May 4 carrying a sign which read "Howard Stern - Here's Johnny," hoping to be noticed and asked onto Stern's radio show as a guest. McCarthy was charged with criminal trespass and interfering with a professional sporting event. If he doesn't take the plea bargain, McCarthy could face up to a year in jail and a $5000 fine.