The Cincinnati Reds fan who sprinted across the field, then leaped back into the stands, ran onto the concourse and made it home scot-free has turned himself in to authorities.

Justin Buchanan was charged with trespassing by the Cincinnati Police Department, a first-degree misdemeanor.

According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, he turned himself in Thursday night.

"I'm waiting for this to be finished up before I speak any more about it," Buchanan told the Enquirer.

Buchanan is facing up to 180 days in jail or a fine up to $1,000, if he is found guilty. It's a surprising fate for the young man to face considering he had escaped the ball park without incident, presumably safe from any consequence.

But when he got home, Buchanan posted video of his adventure to social media, which made it easy for him to be tracked down. His decision to turn himself in to police only expedited a process that would have led the officers to his front door.

Allegedly, Buchanan had already looked up the consequences of sprinting onto an MLB field and had accepted that punishment before he executed his stunt, so he probably isn't too upset about the fallout he faces.

Here's two different views of his successful run:



It's hard to see Buchanan getting too stiff of a penalty, considering the harmless nature of his adventure. But there's always a risk of the judge making an example out of him -- particularly in such a high-profile case, and with the teenager making such a show of his violation.

Buchanan's friends have also started a GoFundMe account to cover his legal expenses, which seems unnecessary for a guy who willfully created this hardship on his own. The public seems to agree: so far, the account has only raised $45.

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