Woman sues Marlins after shark mascot attack

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From the “Yes, this is real” file comes this from Rebecca Piccadaro of the Miami Herald. The Marlins are being sued by Beth Fedornak, who claims that she suffered neck and back injuries as a result of a “bite” from a shark mascot two years ago.

Here are the details of the lawsuit:

Fedornak, from Bradenton, went to the ballpark to see the San Diego Padres play the Marlins on June 29, 2013. According to the lawsuit, Bob the Shark approached her and pretended to bite her head to excite the crowd of spectators.

She immediately felt pain in her neck “after the impact of the shark head down on top of her skull,” according to the court documents filed on June 12, 2015 by her attorneys from the firm Carl Reynolds Law.

The results of the encounter with the mascot have allegedly caused Fedornak either permanent or continuing injuries in her neck and back, cost her more than $86,000 in medical expenses, and impaired her ability to work, according to court documents.

According to Local 10 news, staff members at Marlins Park were notified after the initial incident. Fedornak is said to be seeking $15,000 in damages.