You might be surprised by how often this kind of stuff happened. For fun reading I recommend the book: "Moust Tales: A behind the scenes look at Disneyland." It is a collection of stories related to guest behavior, cast behavior, crime, lawsuits, etc at the "happiest place on earth."
But, having worked at several different parks I can tell you that these same stories could come from anywhere.
We get a story like this it seems a couple of times a year. I don't get it. I admit a subtle urge to want to tackle a costumed character because it would be funny, sure, but why would you want to beat one up?
Ohhh, i see, you guys just aren't reading it properly. He was only trying to PET the character on the top of the head. See, you guys didn't read it close enough. Tackling and hitting the character was a sign of affection. I mean, come on, it's scooby dooby doooooooooo. Now if it was Scrappy Doo, well then, i'd definitly pound the crap outta him, the little puke!! Actually, when we had Maple Leaf Village here in Niagara Falls, the first year i was there our mascot was Garfield the cat. There were a few times some of us ride ops. had to get involved to drag people off the girl who wore the suit. She had a single employee with her for guidance, but offered no protection from the ravages of morons. man how i miss that place. Anywho, just my thoughts.
Costumed characters can be big time asses. I was at a Sox game a few years ago, and I kind of half accidently leaned my 160 pounds into this big green mascot Wally, and he slapped me pretty hard right in the stomach. Needless to say, I stared him down pretty hard (and then ran away!).
Did scooby yell out "rut roo raggy"but serously I can't see them taking this to courtthey will plead it down to a misdemenor and let him pay a fine.Their is no way they will take this to a jury trail costing thousands of dollars.because even if he is convicted their is no way he will get jail time.I can see some shyster "My client was traumatised byscooby doo at a young age".If they can't keep child molesters and killers beind bars.are they gonna put some guy who slugged scooby doo in jail. *** This post was edited by kevin38 9/21/2005 5:59:14 PM ***