Competitive hot dog eating champion Takeru Kobayshi scored a win in court today. Kobayshi was facing charges of resisting arrest, trespassing and obstructing governmental administration after crashing the stage at this year’s Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Takeru Kobayashi

Hot Dog Eating Champion Takeru Kobayashi (Photo: Nate "Igor" Smith - Wikimedia Commons)

Takeru Kobayshi was not scheduled to compete in the contest due to some kind of rumored contract dispute. Not wanting to be left out of the action apaprently, Kobayshi rushed the stage after competitor Joey Chestnut won the competition. Police quickly grabbed him and hauled him away.

Kobayshi told reporters after court today he had “no regrets at all” over his actions at the Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest. According to his lawyer, the judge in the case “basically dismissed” all charges, leaving Kobayshi to get back to work trying to explode his stomach on a regular basis.

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