Police: Gritty Under Investigation For Assaulting 13-Year-Old Boy
Philadelphia police are reportedly investigating whether the Flyers costumed mascot, Gritty, assaulted a 13-year-old boy this past fall, according to a report from 6 ABC.
The incident reportedly occurred in November 2019 at the Flyers home venue, the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the TV station reported on Wednesday.
Police have not issued more details at this point, but in a statement issued to 6ABC, the Flyers said they investigated the claim and did not find anything to support it.
"We took Mr. Greenwell's allegations seriously and conducted a thorough investigation that found nothing to support this claim," the team told 6ABC on Wednesday.
The identity of the employee who was wearing the mascot costume was not made clear, and the Philadelphia police have not made any additional statements about their investigation.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, however, has spoken to the boy's father who alleges that the incident happened during a fan event on November 19. Click here to read more of the paper's exclusive interview with the boy's father as he recounts the alleged incident.