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A woman is suing the Phillie Phanatic

Jun 12, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT


A woman named Suzanne Peirce was minding her own business when, according to the complaint she recently filed, she was attacked by the Phillie Phanatic, who picked her up and threw her into a hotel pool:

Peirce claims she hurt just about everything in the incident, including suffering “severe and permanent injuries to her head, neck, back, body, arms and legs, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and tissues …” and more. The pool did have water in it, attorney Aaron Denker said, though Peirce was tossed in the shallow end.

The plaintiff says that she has spent a lot of money on medicine and medical attention and that she has suffered from “humiliation and loss of life’s pleasures.”

Her lawyer mentions that she’s a Phillies fan, but after reading the stuff about “humiliation and loss of life’s pleasures,” I figured that went without saying.

  1. schmedley69 - Jun 12, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    I grew up in Baltimore, and when I was a kid the Oriole Bird threw me into a pool with my clothes on at my Great Uncle’s retirement party, ruining my brand new pair of canvas Nike’s. I later found out that my Father told him to do it, but just the same, I still hate that friggin bird.

  2. ningenito78 - Jun 13, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    Fearlessleader- a guy in a giant green alien thing suit that threw a woman in a pool at an event with lots of people, doesn’t your common sense at all take over that maybe, just maybe if the freakin Phillie Phanatic maliciously assaulted a woman and basically attempted to kill her in front of , again, a BUNCH of people, we needed a lawsuit notice for us to first hear of this? Can you get a grip or what? Something tells me we would have had a news report on the Phillie Phanatic committing attempted murder at a charity event or whatever it was As for deathmonkey: you seriously spent a significant portion of a day in your life on a sports website message board to debate somebody on a stupid case about a senior citizen spilling coffee on her lap? Is this place bizarro world all of the sudden?

    • fearlessleader - Jun 13, 2012 at 1:03 AM

      Actually, ningenito78, this very comment thread is a great reminder that sometimes what’s traumatizing and injurious to one person is hilarious and ridiculous to others.

      No one’s suggesting that he was trying to kill her; don’t be silly.

  3. ningenito78 - Jun 13, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    Wrong. If you are going to sue for ‘punitive damages’ then a majority of people should not find it silly. Then you wouldnt have the outcry you have here The fact is, and you know it, the mascot was led to believe that whatever stunt/pranks he was pulling was ok and, for whatever reason, that person didn’t have whatever their desired outcome was and either decided or allowed someone to convince them that what happened should be now an incident that deserves money for ‘injury’. At the expense of not turning into deathmonkey here I’m just going to say that you’re typical of someone that just for whatever reason can’t use common sense. You’re part of the problem. If you honestly think that something happened that was so egregious it caused the claimed injuries and was committed in a way that your ‘hold on everybody’ mind allows, and it took a (most likely, widely viewed as frivolous, which is the reason this became a story. ‘Not laughing with you, laughing at you’ sort of way), then it’s not worth debating with you. In the age of YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc the fact that any incident including the Phillie Phanatic and an event bad enough to cause perceived civil liability, you may want to use some common sense.

    • jrd8523 - Jun 13, 2012 at 2:15 AM

      Despite making up a detailed narrative based on your imagination of what could have happened, you don’t know what happened. You’re using “common sense” to look into your crystal ball and deny this woman’s claim. Because its not possible to get injured at a big gathering without everybody noticing, since you’ve already determined their isn’t a witness.

      From what I can tell your common sense is that if it sounds ridiculous, it is ridiculous.

  4. anxovies - Jun 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    “Her lawyer mentions that she’s a Phillies fan, but after reading the stuff about ‘humiliation and loss of life’s pleasures,’ I figured that went without saying.” Awww… Craig.

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