Posted September 12, 2013

Boston Man Charged With Disorderly Intoxication After Grabbing the Rays’ Mascot

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Tampa Bay Rays Mascot

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A Boston man (and presumed Red Sox fan) was arrested during Tuesday night’s Sox-Rays game after drunkenly grabbing Raymond, the Rays’ cuddly mustachioed mascot, by the neck. (Allegedly.)

The Tampa Bay Times reports:

Trevor James Martin, who lives in a Boston suburb, was drinking beer as the Rays played the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg police said. Martin, 27, reached across the stadium’s railing and twice grabbed Raymond by the neck, officers said. Martin was staggering, slurring his words and smelled of alcohol, according to an arrest affidavit. Raymond pushed back and broke free, police said.

As someone who recently spent a day wearing a mascot suit, I will say that more people than you’d expect forget that inside these costumes are human beings, who should be treated as such. SMDH.

In any event, Raymond opted not to press battery charges, which is unfortunate because “mascot tries to fit into witness box” has great gag potential.

5 comments
BamaBacker22
BamaBacker22

Disorderly Intoxication ... what other kind of intoxication is there? ;)

GT500456
GT500456

He must be wicked smott -- he's a Red Sawx fan!

Ebullient
Ebullient

There's always some aggressive idiot who thinks it's funny to abuse the mascot.  It'd be REALLY funny if the mascot stuck a 9mm in the guys drunk mouth and made him say nasty stuff about his own momma.

x72
x72

Good. Lock up this Boston trash.

KevinDoucette
KevinDoucette

He was drinking during the game. Would have never guessed! Attacks a poor defenseless "thing". loser.