DHS ‘streaker’ faces charge
October 13, 2011
A Douglas High School senior faces misdemeanor charges, accused of “streaking” at a football game with a juvenile, and breaking a fence as he and his accomplice escaped through a neighboring back yard.
Tyler Radtke, 18, was charged with disorderly conduct and destruction of property.
In a separate offense, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale, a felony, and was in Douglas County Jail on $6,300 bail.
East Fork Justice Tom Perkins appointed lawyer Derrick Lopez to represent Radtke and set his next court appearance for Oct. 19.
According to reports, Radtke and the 17-year-old told officials they planned the half-time event at the Sept. 30 Douglas-McQueen game as a senior prank.
The streakers painted their bodies orange and yellow and were wearing only jock straps and masks, witnesses said. One student had the letter “D” on his back. The other student had a reddish thong and the letter “T” on his back.
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The two made their dash as the Douglas band and flag team were performing during half time. They ran across the field and jumped a fence in the 800 block of Longleaf Place.
The property owner said “two males wearing only what appeared to be jock straps with their bodies painted just hopped over her rear fence from the football field into her yard,” according to the report.
She said they broke two fence boards and dropped two white plastic masks and a yellow knit hat in her yard. Officers also found a red hat in the yard.
The students were identified as Radtke and the juvenile.
They told officers they were wearing sweatpants and shirts until half time when they removed their clothing, jumped out and ran across the field. Originally, they planned to exit through the turnstile, but observed the football team had gathered there, so they ran across the field and hopped the fence.
The boys said they were willing to pay for the damage.
The juvenile told school officials he placed $20 and an apology in the homeowner’s mailbox.
A video of the incident was posted on the Douglas Nevada Facebook page and included remarks from commenters who identified themselves as Radtke and the juvenile.