He didn't compete for the hot dog eating title this year, but he did cause a scene at the contest.
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, a representative for Kobayashi and a New York police officer at the Brooklyn precinct booking desk said.
This year's competition had already caused a stir after word that Kobayashi - who took home the title every year from 2001 to 2006 - would not be participating because of a contract dispute with Major League Eating. He watched from the stands.