The New York Daily News James Quealy and Nicole Bode have an unsavory bit of Mets-related mischief from the Queens District Attorney’s office. Clearly, the accused didn’t take my advice and claim he thought he was attacking Aaron Heilman — no court in the borough would’ve convicted him.
Christian Hansen, 32, of Brooklyn, admitted to badgering Mr. Met, the baseball-headed mascot – while swatting young fans out of his way – during a May 31 home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which the Mets won, 3-2.
During the melee, Hansen repeatedly refused orders to leave Shea Stadium, took a swing at a security guard and spit in his face, authorities said.
Queens Criminal Court Judge Robert Raciti sentenced Hansen to a conditional discharge yesterday, ordered him to pay $500 and released him.
Hansen, who declined to comment Tuesday, was banned from Mets home games indefinitely – including games at the new Citi Field, authorities said.
There’s American justice for you. While some felons are being given the choice between time in the stoney lonesome and a tour of Iraq, Hansen is being punished by being denied the opportunity to pay $300 to watch Luis Castillo.