Joey Chestnut is an animal rights protester who hit the stage during the Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest has a brutal headlock. He didn't want to drop Frank, he told the post on Tuesday.
In an interview the day after inhaling 63 hot dogs at the annual Independence Day convention, the winner was "confused" when he found a "crazy kid" on Coney Island's Anakin Skywalker mask. I remembered.
"I was just confused. I didn't know what was going on. At first I thought someone had fallen to me. He moved more in front of me. On Monday Chestnut, who won his 15th victory, said. He explained his decision to handle the 21-year-old demonstrator, who had a sign that says "Reveal.".
"When he came in front of me ... I didn't know if he would attack me. I grabbed him because I had a little panic, but I'm not sure. I didn't know what would happen, "he told the post.
"After I grabbed him, he collapsed and was able to return to the meal. It didn't take long, so he was really relieved," Chestnut said. rice field. "The whole incident wasn't that long. I think it was a total of 4 seconds."
When asked why he put in an intruder, Chestnut used a headlock instead of a gentler tactic like a stick. He used it and said clearly, "If you pushed him, you would have dropped the hot dog."
"My hand use was limited. I'm sure I had either bread or a hot dog [in both hands]," he continued.
6ft-1, Professional scarfers over £ 235 soon realized that the destroyer showed no danger.
"When he came across me and I saw him, I was surprised for a moment, but as soon as I grabbed him, I noticed that he was very small. , And the way he fell to the ground, I said, "Oh, he's almost a kid." "There was a first shock. It was all OK. He wasn't really a threat. It was just a crazy kid."
Official on Friday with crutches Elite Eater, who appeared in Weighing and competed in medical boots on Monday, said he didn't enjoy headlocking protesters.
"I was a little sick," he said. "It was just an unfortunate situation."
The lightning-fast maneuver was not performed in the official settings. He told the post that the self-proclaimed "band nerd" had never had a competitive fight in high school and had never practiced martial arts.
"Only three brothers" and chestnuts were equipped. "We all wrestled as children."
When asked if the demonstrator would stop scarfing the dog, Chestnut replied "a moment."
"I didn't know what he was doing," he continued. "After he got in the way, I was thinking about my rhythm, and if I could eat fast, I could. It didn't have much effect. I could continue.
A longtime chopping champion from California, he said he enjoyed the 2022 tournament despite the strange turmoil.
"It was a great day. It was great to have a meal at Connie Island. I'm looking forward to next year," he said.