Benny the Bull Attacked

Second mascot attacked in less than a week

By Kimberly Podgorski
|  Saturday, Jul 17, 2010  |  Updated 11:00 AM CDT
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Chicago Bulls Mascot Benny the Bull was attacked on Wednesday as he escorted a group of kids through an amusement park in Tinley Park.

As the group crossed a foot bridge at Odyssey Fun World, a man and woman approached from the opposite direction. The mascot began dancing in front of the couple, according to a police report.

The man became agitated and made threatening remarks to Benny. The report said the man then pushed Benny, causing him to lose his balance and fall into a railing and to the ground.

The man in the mascot costume injured his wrist in the incident but refused medical treatment and declined to file a battery complaint.

Management of Odyssey Fun Center told police they want to issue a criminal trespass warning if the suspect is found.

One of the members recorded the incident on a cell phone.

Earlier this week, an employee dressed as a Porky Pig mascot was attacked at the Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee.

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