Park Employees Fired for Attacking Porky Pig

Assailants were coworkers

By Matt Bartosik
|  Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010  |  Updated 5:07 PM CDT
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It wasn't such a great day for one cartoon character at Six Flags Great America.

Two men were ejected Monday from the Gurnee theme park  after they reportedly attacked an employee dressed as Porky Pig, reports Trib Local.

Those animals!

Dmytro Petrychenko, 19, and Taras Sikalchuk, 20, who are both park employees, were visiting Six Flags on their day off, police said. They took a photo with the Porky Pig character just after 2 p.m. and then allegedly punched the mascot in the head 10 to 15 times.

The pair were immediately removed from Six Flags property and fired, a park spokeswoman said.

The 24-year-old woman inside experienced a bad headache and neck pain. She was treated and released from a first aid station and did not require hospitalization, according to the Sun-Times.

The two offenders were cited with battery and escorted out of the park by police.

"What a loser!" Mike Kuhn, an astute 15-year-old, told Trib Local. "Why would you pay ... to come here just to get kicked out?"

Th-th-th-that's all folks!

Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.

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