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.
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.