Victorino Files Complaint
A Cubs fan threw a full beer on Victorino as he made a catch at the left-center field wall in the fifth inning last night in 12-5 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Victorino only realized what happened after the fact.
“I didn’t even know it was happening,” Victorino said. “It didn’t affect me at all.”
Victorino said he does not want to press charges, but he said would file a complaint with Chicago police. He has since filed that complaint. The Cubs also filed a complaint with the fan.
The fan could be charged with assault.
“We’ll look for him, and we’ll hand it over to police,” Victorino said. “If I file a complaint, they’ll at least go get the guy. If I press charges, he gets arrested. He’s probably at home laughing right now watching all these replays, ‘Ah, they got the wrong guy. I got away with it.’”
Cubs security pulled the wrong fan from the stands because he appeared to pointing at Victorino after it happened.
“We’re going to get the right guy,” Victorino said.
Victorino later said on the field, “I hope he gets to understanding that you can’t do stuff like that. If it happens on the streets, I don’t think he’d be walking too far with something like that happening in the streets. It’s just not something that you do. The big picture is this guy should be held accountable.”
Update (7 p.m.): Chicago police said a man believed to have dumped the beer on Victorino has turned himself in. Chicago police detectives entered the Phillies clubhouse following the team’s 6-1 victory over the Cubs. Victorino declined comment.
Update (10 p.m.): We’ve got a name!
Photo courtesy of Chicago Sun-Times.