Fan TACKLES Colorado Rockies’ mascot Dinger on top of dugout during game against Cardinals and ‘could be charged with assault’ as Denver police launch investigation
- Video shows a fan standing up and tackling the Dino mascot on Monday
- Denver PD is looking for the suspect and is offering a $2,000 reward for information
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A fan is wanted by Denver police after he tackled the Colorado Rockies mascot during a game.
Video taken by someone in the crowd shows the Rockies mascot — named Dinger — dancing atop one of the dugouts at Coors Field in Monday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Then the fan in question gets up from his chair, goes on top of the dugout and tackles Dinger by the legs to the ground.
While the moment seemed staged to some fans, others said Dinger’s handlers came quickly and shooed him away, according to TMZ.
Denver police have yet to make an arrest, but they released a photo of the fan and offered a $2,000 reward.
A fan is wanted after tackling Colorado Rockies mascot Dinger during a game on Monday
It’s not clear if the person wearing the Dinger suit was injured in the incident
The poster says the suspect is wanted for a “simple assault” at Coors Field and asks anyone with information to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.
“We are working with our partners at the Colorado Rockies to identify the suspect,” a DPD spokesperson told TMZ on Thursday.
It is not clear if the person in the suit was injured and the Rockies have not publicly commented on this incident.
Dinger is the well-known purple dinosaur who has cheered the Rockies on since they started playing in 1994.
The organization chose to have a dinosaur as its mascot because fossil fragments were found while Coors Field was being built.
Reportedly, the bones were never identified as a specific species, but it was decided that Dinger would be a triceratops.
While it wasn’t a great night for Dinger, it was a good night for the Rockies. They beat the Cardinals 7-4 for their fifth win of the season.
However, they lost the next two games of the series, but will face the Seattle Mariners on the road after that.
The Denver Police Department has posted a wanted poster for the fan they believe tackled the mascot