Posted September 12, 2013

Red Sox fan arrested after allegedly choking Rays mascot

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A Red Sox fan allegedly attempted to choke Rays mascot Raymond. (Kyle Rivas/MLB/Getty Images)

A Red Sox fan allegedly attempted to choke Rays mascot Raymond. (Kyle Rivas/MLB/Getty Images)

A “tipsy” Red Sox fan has been arrested after allegedly choking the Tampa Bay Rays mascot during Tuesday’s Red Sox-Rays game in St. Petersburg, according to Boston.com.

From Boston.com:

Each time Trevor James Martin, 27, wrapped his hands around Raymond’s neck and pulled him back toward a railing, the mascot had “to push off of the defendant in order to break loose,” according to a St. Petersburg police report.

Martin was clearly tipsy, and was seen slurring his words and staggering around the stadium, witnesses told police. He told police he had consumed two beers during the game, police said.

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The Rays employee who portrays “Raymond” in costume, did not press charges for battery. Police charged Martin with disorderly intoxication in a public place, according to the report.


9 comments
oasis1994
oasis1994

At least the Rays had people go to the game.

yankeedave
yankeedave

"He told police he had consumed two beers during the game." 

He just didn't mention the thirteen beers and two shots he consumed before the game.

Semantics
Semantics

@NaughtyJohnny You do realize that every single day of the MLB season, an incident occurs that could lead someone to say something stupid like "classy [insert ANY team here] fan," right?

You're out of your element, Johnny.