Boston police have arrested a man accused of hitting someone with a can of beer thrown during the parade celebrating the World Series-winning Red Sox.
Red Sox Fans Damaged the World Series Trophy with a Thrown Beer https://t.co/796Qxk1Cbn
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) October 31, 2018
Police said 19-year-old Patrick Connolly, of Sandwich, Massachusetts, was charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Police said the can struck but didn’t injure an unidentified man aboard one of the amphibious duck boats carrying players and their families in Wednesday’s parade.
Patrick Connolly getting ready to face a judge after Boston PD says he threw a beer can at duck boat during parade and hit @RedSox manager Alex Cora. Police tracked Connolly down who had a can of Natural Light beer in his hand. Connolly said he wasn’t trying to hit Cora. pic.twitter.com/b6HOEMr7qC
— Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) October 31, 2018
Photos and video on social media showed one beer can hitting manager Alex Cora and two others almost hitting MVP candidate Mookie Betts. Neither was seriously injured, and it didn’t take any varnish off the shining celebration.
Connolly told the arresting officers, according to the Boston Globe: “I love Cora. I didn’t mean to hit him.”
Here’s Globe photog Stan Grossfeld saving Mookie from flying beer. Fan interference prevents Betts from making another catch pic.twitter.com/1BBn6G8SCJ
— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) October 31, 2018
Police commissioner William Gross said there were five other parade-related arrests, including a 17-year-old charged with illegal firearm and drug possession.
That’s how you do a championship parade.
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