How ugly is it at Shea Stadium this season? Not even Mr. Met is safe anymore.According to a New York Post article over the weekend
, the beloved big-headed Met booster was physically accosted at Shea. According to the story:
Cops called out a rowdy baseball buff who tried to take on Mr. Met.
At a recent game, the 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
Cops arrested Hansen, 32, and charged him with criminal trespass,
disorderly conduct and harassment. He was arraigned Sunday and released
A woman who identified herself as Hansen's girlfriend denied he had been in a confrontation with guards or Mr. Met.
"It's not true," she said. "Nothing ever happened with Mr. Met."
Hansen, who could not be reached, is due back in court on July 22.
Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz declined comment.