Needham man charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly grabbing Tampa Bay Rays mascot around the neck

Tampa Bay Rays mascot Raymond stands atop the dugout during the seventh inning stretch during a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, July 14, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
Tampa Bay Rays mascot Raymond stood atop the dugout during a July 14 game.AP

A Needham man allegedly had a few too many drinks in him when he twice grabbed Raymond, the Tampa Bay Rays mascot, around the neck at Tuesday’s Red Sox-Rays game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Trevor James Martin’s mug shot

Each time Trevor James Martin, 27, wrapped his hands around Raymond’s neck and pulled him back toward a railing, the mascot had “to push off of the defendant in order to break loose,” according to a St. Petersburg police report.

Martin was clearly tipsy, and was seen slurring his words and staggering around the stadium, witnesses told police. He told police he had consumed two beers during the game, police said.

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Raymond did not press charges for battery. Martin was charged with disorderly intoxication in a public place, police said.

The surging Sox won the game 2-0.

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