When a friend described this story to me over the phone earlier today, my first thought was “Paul Lukas is really taking this crusade against the black caps too seriously.” Thankfully, however, Lukas had nothing to do with the incident below, as described by the New York Post’s John Doyle.
At a recent game, a drunken fan manhandled the Amazin’s smiling, giant-baseball-headed mascot, police said. He also allegedly knocked down kids and took a swing at a security guard.
The action happened at last Saturday’s thriller, which ended with a 3-2 Met come-from-behind win against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Christian Hansen of Gowanus, Brooklyn, was seen “harassing Mr. Met and pushing little children out of the way” at Shea Stadium, a law-enforcement source said.
When security officials told the soused sports nut to leave, he refused.
Then, as security guards escorted out the Mr. Met-basher, Hansen took a wild swing at an employee and spit in his face, law-enforcement sources said.
In Hansen’s defense, there’s every possibility his actions were justifiably provoked by a new urban legend — that Aaron Heilman spends most home games wearing the Mr. Met costume.