For many law enforcement officers, gameday isn’t marked in yards or touchdowns, or wins or losses — it’s marked by crime. And for Columbus Division of Police, crime on this past gameday was most unusual.
Columbus Police Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan said Saturday was unusual not because of a spike in crime, but rather, because of the types of crimes police saw.
One of those crimes was so out of the ordinary that it’s since gone viral. Lantern TV video captured at Saturday’s game against Cincinnati shows OSU student Anthony Wunder getting tackled by assistant strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel after he ran onto the field in the middle of a second-quarter play. Schlegel, a former OSU linebacker, tackled Wunder on the 50-yard line. Event staff hauled Wunder off the field and he was taken to Franklin County Jail and charged with criminal trespassing.
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