While the Houston Astros and New York Yankees slugged it out in Sunday’s Game 2 of the AL Championship Series, a season-ticket holder in the stands allegedly slapped another fan in the back of the head, multiple times.
James Warren Dinkins, 73, was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury.
“He’s a big guy with long arms, so he just reached back and slapped him on the face,” said Lea Menchaca, who was sitting in the same section and witnessed the incident.
“(Dinkins) reached back and slammed him on the face, five times, like repeated five time slap,” recalled Menchaca, who says the Yankees fan was attending the game with his mother. “As soon as that happened the mom was like, ‘No you don’t touch him, what are you doing?'”
The victim in this case, Manuel Bitolas, is a Yankees fan living in West Texas.
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