Montgomery Co. woman sues Phillie Phanatic over NJ hotel pool 'injuries'
A Montgomery County woman is suing the Phillie Phanatic, claiming the big, green mascot permanently injured her at a hotel in southern New Jersey two years ago.
The Press of Atlantic City newspaper reported Suzanne Peirce is seeking undisclosed damages in a lawsuit filed Monday in Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas.
Peirce's lawsuit claims the Philadelphia Phillies mascot threw her into the pool at a hotel in Avalon, on the Jersey Shore. The Abington woman, 37, hit the bottom of the pool's shallow end, causing "severe and permanent injuries" that have worsened, according to the lawsuit.
Phillies spokeswoman Bonnie Clark declined to comment to the newspaper, citing the pending litigation.
It's unclear who was wearing the bulky green Phanatic suit at the time.
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