A man who works at UPMC’s Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh wanted a McDonald’s Wednesday night — or so it seemed.
A DoorDash delivery driver walked onto the court with food and drinks from McDonald’s during the second half of Duquesne’s men’s basketball game against Loyola Chicago on Tuesday night.
Although we still have more questions than answers, the current consensus is that the game was the background for the YouTuber or TikToker’s social media content.
The delivery man looked around the stage for a moment, seemingly lost, and suddenly decided to walk behind the play. This surprised one referee and caused the game to be delayed for a short time.
The whole situation was ridiculous. See:
According to Abby Schinble of the Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSomeone at the video board ordered and received the food, allowing the game to continue. The explanation still raised some questions about the quality of Duquesne’s security, but it was later dismissed.
Loyola Chicago assistant athletic director Austin Hansen shared new footage of the incident Wednesday night, adding that the “performer” Lavalier wore a microphone and pretended to have Internet skills.
“I didn’t order McDonald’s even though ‘steps were coming’ from my camera position,” Hanson wrote.
The footage shows that McDonald’s is still on hand as a judge finally sends the prankster back to jail.
Duquesne defeated Loyola Chicago 72-58, snapping a two-game losing streak for the Dukes. For what it’s worth, the team got their laughs when they thought there was an honest delivery.
“I didn’t really see it, that’s crazy,” Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot said. via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I saw the video after the game. Our people were dying laughing. [the locker room]. Guy had work to do. He did his job well.”