Man arrested for allegedly hitting Alex Cora with full can of beer during Red Sox parade

BOSTON (WHDH) - A 19-year-old Sandwich man is facing several charges after he allegedly hit Red Sox manager Alex Cora with a thrown beer during the team’s World Series victory Parade in Boston on Wednesday.

Detectives who saw Patrick Connolly hit Cora with the projectile as he passed by in a Duck Boat on Boylston Street around 11:40 a.m. said they arrested him after he was found with a Natural Light beer can.

After his arrest, Connolly allegedly told detectives, “I love Cora. I didn’t mean to hit him.”

Cora was not injured in the incident.

Connolly was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Wednesday afternoon on charges including assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

He was released on personal recognizance and is due back in court Nov. 26.


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