Fan who manhandled Mr. Met pleads guilty

October 1, 2008 5:52:10 AM PDT
A Mets fan accused of manhandling the team's baseball-headed, grinning humanoid mascot has pleaded guilty to harassment.

Authorities say that while harassing Mr. Met during a game in May, the drunken 32-year-old refused orders to leave Shea Stadium, took a swing at a security guard and spit in his face. They say he pushed kids out of his way.

Christien Hansen was charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment.

Queens Criminal Court Judge Robert Raciti sentenced Hansen to a conditional discharge on Tuesday, ordered him to pay $500 and released him.