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Delaware Man Facing Charges After Climbing Fence During Dover NASCAR Race 6-5-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-17265

Date/Time:   Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 4:58PM

Location:  Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


A 43-year-old man from Greenwood, Delaware is facing numerous charges after climbing the catch fence during the AAA 400 Drive for Autism NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway.  At approximately 4:58PM, John Infanti climbed the catch fence in turn four of the race track while the race was still going on.  Private security (CSC-Contemporary Services Corporation), contracted by Dover Speedway, were able to get Infanti to come down from the fence.  Infanti was then taken into custody by Dover police officers.  While being taken into custody, Infanti refused to comply with officers commands, kicking one in the knee during the process.  Infanti will be charged with the following offenses as a result of the incident:
-Trespass 2nd Degree
-Disorderly Conduct
-Resisting Arrest with Force (felony)
-Offensive Touching of Law Enforcement

John Infanti
Age: 43
Greenwood, DE
Image of Infanti on the turn 4 catch fence. Photo submitted to DPD via Twitter (Joshua Joyce)