The man who interrupted Webb Simpson as he was being interviewed by Bob Costas after winning the 2012 U.S. Open was drunk, according to police.
Andrew James Dudley, 40, from the United Kingdom was detained by authorities after he snuck in front of television cameras and made bird noises. The so-called “Bird Man” was taken away by police.
Dudley wasn’t arrested but he was held in the local precinct’s drunk tank after officers ascertained that Dudley was drunk, said police spokesman Albie Esparza. Dudley was eventually released.
“Essentially, he made the crowing sounds and…was detained by SFPD,” Esparza said.
Police didn’t arrest Bird Man as he had technically not committed any crime.
“There is no trespassing since he had a ticket to be there,” Esparza said. “All he did was go on the green of the 18th hole and make a bird noise.”
Dudley is a deforestation activist who actually goes by the name “Jungle Bird.” He seems to make a life out of interrupting people and making bird noises.
“I want people thinking about saving trees,” he says.
His Facebook page contains videos of incidents similar to this one. He also sells “Stop Deforestation” t-shirts there. You can also follow him on Twitter here: @UKJungleBird.
So what’s next for Bird Man?
“The House of Commons is the next port of call,” he says.
You’ve been warned.
More in the video below.