Despite releasing him from jail, city prosecutors still have the ability to file charges against the Severn man who interrupted the Orioles Opening Day game - but say they won't.
I couldn't help but notice that at the stadium at last night's game, the lower scoreboard flashed reminders that trespassers will be "arrested and incarcerated," but didn't mention charges. It seems accurate in light of the state's attorney's office's decision-making here.
In today's paper, we detailed how the Orioles were upset that Mark Harvey - the guy who ran around in a cape and Batman underwear - wasn't charged for his stunt. Prosecutors called it a one-time miscommunication error "that we will not make again."
But city prosecutors acknowledged today that they are not prohibited from filing charges against Harvey.
"We have the option of charging this individual, but the decision has been made not to do so," said Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein. "Instead we're going to move forward with the intent to prosecute any future violators who trespass on the field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards."