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Mass. man arrested after attacking mascot at Rays-Red Sox game, police say

A Massachusetts man was arrested during Tuesday night's game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox after he grabbed Rays' mascot Raymond around the neck, according to jail records.

Trevor James Martin, 27, of Needham, Mass., was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct and released from the Pinellas County Jail early Wednesday morning after posting $100 bail.

Martin is accused of grabbing Raymond around the neck twice and pulling him back toward the railing, an arrest affidavit says. Each time, Raymond had to push off Martin to break free.

The person wearing the Raymond outfit didn't want to press charges, but several employees and numerous fans saw what happened, according to Martin's arrest report.

Martin showed several signs of impairment, including slurred and mumbled speech, watery and bloodshot eyes and a swaying, staggering gait, according to his arrest report. His breath also smelled of alcohol, and he admitted to having two beers, the report states.

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