Philadelphia police said on Monday that they have closed their investigation into a claim that the famous Flyers mascot punched a 13-year-old boy during a Nov 19 event at the Fargo Center.
The incident was first reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer in January.
Flyers season-ticket holder Chris Greenwell told the Inquirer that his son, Brandon, “playfully patted” Gritty on the head after their photo was taken at a November event and walked away.
Greenwell said Gritty left his chair, “took a running start” and “punched my son as hard as he could.”
Greenwell said his son was diagnosed with a back bruise, and provided the Inquirer with documents from a chiropractor.
He filed a police complaint on Dec. 21.
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