Red Sox fan arrested for throwing beer can at Alex Cora, daughter at parade
A Boston Red Sox fan has been arrested and charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon after throwing an opened beer can at Alex Cora and his daughter during Wednesday’s World Series parade, according to a CBS Boston report.
Patrick Connolly, 19, of Sandwich, Mass., also is facing minor in possession of alcohol and disorderly conduct charges in relation to the incident.
19-year-old Patrick Connolly from Sandwich is charged with throwing a beer can at the Red Sox parade striking Sox manager Alex Cora on a duck boat pic.twitter.com/um7Yam40hv
— Brandon Gunnoe (@Brandon_Gunnoe) October 31, 2018
Police reportedly “observed” Connolly tossing the beer can at Cora and his daughter, who were riding in a duck boat. Footage of the incident was widely spread on social media.
Someone also threw an opened beer on Alex Cora and daughter. pic.twitter.com/TbqDwFjOs1
— Bo Tilly (@BoTilly) October 31, 2018
Connolly expressed remorse about the incident, claiming it was not his intent to hit Cora or the Red Sox manager’s daughter.
“I love Cora, I didn’t mean to hit him,” Connolly told officers after his arrest, according to a police report.
Connolly appeared in Boston Municipal Court on Wednesday afternoon. The 19-year-old was among six fans arrested during the parade.