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.â†µ
The men, also Six Flags employees, were fired and the young woman was shaken up and bruised, but not seriously hurt.â†µ
Now, we learn that a man working as Benny the Bull was beaten up in Tinley Park:â†µ
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.â†µ
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.â†µ
The man accosted the victim and then pushed him, causing him to fall and injure his wrist, the report said.â†µ
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.