DAILY GRINDER: Is the Phillie Phanatic a Menace?
The Phillie Phanatic is being sued — for the fourth time! This time, a woman named Suzanne Pierce was lounging by a hotel pool in 2010 when the Phanatic burst onto the scene. He picked her up and threw her in the water. She claims she “fell awkwardly” and was injured to the point where she now walks with a cane. She and her lawyer are allegedly going after “everyone who puts on the Phanatic costume.” No word on whether she also suffered emotional trauma from watching it do its belly dance.
Police are looking for a possible multiple North Philly bank robber.
Northern Liberties neighbors say they want beefed up security after the deadly shooting near PYT in the Piazza on Monday morning. The good-ish news: Police have identified the alleged suspect.
Jurors continue not figuring out a verdict in the Philadelphia priest sex abuse case. Yesterday was the seventh day. They have reportedly had frequent requests to re-hear testimony and get help interpreting the laws surrounding the case.
City Council appears set to approve that bill which would require owners of buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to report energy consumption to city government for a ‘green ranking,’ and have that score put online. The Building Owners’ and Managers’ Association of Philadelphia admits the potential law is well intentioned. But they don’t like it.
‘Victim 5′ in the Sandusky case, who claims the former Penn State coach “cornered him in a shower as a boy and forced him to touch his aroused genitals” is expected to testify today.
A Miami man in a deadly March car crash told police he was stoned and looking for Geno’s. If tourists had a nickel, right?