Last month, 4-year old Matthew Burgos won Little Mister Apricot pageant title in Stanislaus County. Then he did something that caused him to be unceremoniously stripped of the title by the Apricot Board (yes, apparently there is such a thing).
Matthew's crime? After he was crowned, he flipped off the crowd ...
At Mil's Cafe, now all the talk is what happened next, when Matthew was unceremoniously relieved of his crown. The reason - the unfortunate flip of the finger.
Matthew's mom understands why the apricot board took Matthew's title, but wishes some townsfolk would just get over it.
“I think it is ridiculous, I mean he’s four years old,” she says.
CBS 13 asked the Patterson Apricot Fiesta Board to comment, they would not, except to confirm the story. First runner-up Michael Montiel will now assume the role of Little Mr. Apricot. Matthew doesn't even know he's been stripped of the title. His mom and dad say he likely wouldn't understand, anyway.