Joey Chestnut Wins 15th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest While Putting Stage Crasher in Chokehold Mid-Competition

An annual 4th of July tradition is of course the famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and we had some drama go down at this year’s festivities. Joey Chestnut has once again showed amateur hot dog eaters how it’s done by polishing off 63 in 10 minutes, all while dealing with a protester who crashed the stage. The man ran onstage in a Darth Vader mask with a sign that read, “EXPOSE SMITHFIELD DEATHSTAR,” a reference to an ongoing animal rights campaign in Utah. Within seconds of the protester appearing next to him, Chestnut quickly grabbed him by the neck and appeared to barely miss a beat. Security subsequently dragged the man off the stage. Check out the scene below.