DENVER (KDVR) — The Denver Police Department located the man caught on video allegedly committing an assault on the Colorado Rockies mascot Dinger on Monday night.
Police released a photo of the suspect and the public helped to identify him, police said. DPD said Kenneth Sonley, 45, turned himself in on Friday just before 3 p.m. He was cited for assault and disturbing the peace but was not taken into custody or arrested.
A video shot from the stands shows Dinger dancing on the dugout with its back to the crowd when the person in the stands jumps up and tackles the dinosaur.
“I seen the attack. Honestly, I just thought it was some friendly thing or joker stuff going on, but security’s usually crazy over there (at Coors Field),” Rockies fan Lynette Sotelo told FOX31’s Greg Nieto.
On wishing Dinger well, in the future: “We hope to see him at the next game, and, you know, ‘Go Rockies!’”