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It's A Tough Week To Be A Chicago-Area Mascot

Earlier this week, it was reported that two men beat up a young woman in a Porky Pig costume, while she was working as a mascot at Six Flags Great America.

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The men, also Six Flags employees, were fired and the young woman was shaken up and bruised, but not seriously hurt.

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Now, we learn that a man working as Benny the Bull was beaten up in Tinley Park:

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The Tinley Park victim told police he was dancing and playing his Bulls mascot character while escorting a group of kids through the facility in the 19100 block of Oak Park Avenue about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday when a man and woman approached him from an opposite direction.

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The man told Benny to get out of his way, at which point the mascot backed off but continued dancing, according to the police report.

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The man accosted the victim and then pushed him, causing him to fall and injure his wrist, the report said.

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Wow. As if that’s not a tough enough gig, especially in this hot weather. Be careful out there. And kids, please — let the mascots do their thing. It’s pretty harmless and some people do enjoy the show.