"Takeru Kobayashi was arrested at Coney Island after his rival, Joey Chestnut, won the annual Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
The six-time champion of the contest was trying to make his way on stage after this year's event, according to a representative for Kobayashi and a New York police officer at the Brooklyn precinct booking desk.
The incident was not a publicity stunt, Maggie James, Kobayashi's spokeswoman, said Sunday night."
Chessnut won with a paltry 54 dogs. Kobayashi is still the greatest. He ate 17.7 lbs of cowbrains in 15 minutes on etime.