Homecoming Streakers Strike Athletics Director With Car

Two NK teens were arrested after streaking across the field at homecoming.


Two local teens were able to streak across the field at last week’s homecoming game, but weren’t fast enough to evade police.

Richard Dilibero, 18, of 117 Mt. View Ave. in North Kingstown and another 17-year-old man allegedly ran naked across the field at North Kingstown High School before jumping into a car and hitting the school’s athletics director. (Due to the fact that the second man is a minor, police did not release his identity.)

According to reports, NKHS Athletics Director Howard Hague followed the teens after seeing them streak across the field. The two jumped into a car and Hague reportedly stood in front of it in an effort to stop their escape. The 17-year-old teen, the driver, tried to swerve around Hague but ended up striking him in the rib area.

Police pulled the undressed duo over on Boston Neck Road and noticed that the driver was still without drawers. According to reports, Dilibero immediately told the officer he was sorry for streaking.

Dilibero was charged with disturbance of public assemblies. The minor was charged with duty to stop in an accident (resulting in a personal injury), disturbance of public assemblies, reckless driving and duty to render aid/report an accident to police.

Updated at 10:15 a.m. to correct inaccurate information regarding the driver.

Ginny November 01, 2012 at 02:31 PM
And for the parents and grandparents of said offenders..."do as I say, not as I do"...it will end up badly.
Betty Bearcat November 01, 2012 at 06:50 PM
When did indecent exposure become " disturbance of public assemblies " ?
Scott Madison November 01, 2012 at 07:41 PM
We are so uptight. We can't just laugh at it and move on? Instead we have police give chase, a person gets hit by the car, and young people are charged? I don't know, but reactions like this makes small incidents that we should laugh at become real, long-term problems... I am not for lawlessness, but fairly innocent incidents like these can turn deadly for no reasonable reason....
Dark star November 01, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Maybe they gave the kid a break. Indecent exposure may carry a heavier consequence than disturbance of public assemblies. If someone were to read the charge of indecent exposure without context, it may conjure up thoughts far worse than what actually happened.
MeanE November 01, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I agree Scott. Seems silly for AD Howie to jump in front of the car to stop the boys in the first place.
Rose November 01, 2012 at 11:06 PM
I can see your point, Scott. We do have to pick our battles, and sometimes it's important to let the small stuff go. However, sometimes we also have to make a decision and act, and we can't please everyone. I can imagine the critical emails if the naked streakers had simply been allowed to run off the field while school officials sat idly by...It's a tough call, and perhaps Mr. Hague was a bit aggressive, but I wasn't there, and I know there is usually more to the story than we read in these small stories. Hitting a man with a car shows very bad judgement, at the very least, just to keep the "prank" going. Hope Mr. H. is OK, and I'm glad to say that most students I know at NKHS are a lot more respectful than these two jokers.
jeff barry November 04, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Were they on the Team ?
Dona November 06, 2012 at 06:23 PM
It was ludicrous for the AD to jump in front of that car. This guy is a responsible role model. I hope he thinks more clearly when directing our kids!
Dark star November 06, 2012 at 11:14 PM
@Dona: First, The A.D. did not jump in front of the car as you incorrectly stated. According to the article "Hague reportedly stood in front of it in an effort to stop their escape. The 17-year-old teen, the driver, tried to swerve around Hague but ended up striking him in the rib area." Second, I believe he was thinking very clearly as he was trying to stop the perpetrators of a crime. His actions tell me he takes his job seriously and was doing what he thought was the right thing to do which is delaying a criminal until police arrive.
American Citizen November 12, 2012 at 09:10 PM
How about we hold the two IDIOTS responsible for their actions? Maybe this is why this country has problems because people want to coddle the youth of today, allowing incidents to be brushed off as "laugh off" incidents. These two LOSERS should get the maximum of whatever the law will give them. HOLD PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS and maybe will produce better parents, students, and citizens.
American Citizen November 12, 2012 at 09:12 PM


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