According to the Los Angeles Times, the man behind the cute-and-cuddly suit was 50-year-old furniture store owner Mark Monninger of Rancho Cucamonga and he was hoping to promote the idea that the Dodgers should have a mascot.
"I'm not trying to promote any organization or cause.... I just want to show fans, this is what is out there, this is someone that can entertain you," he said (latimes.com).
And the harmless stunt seemed to work. The Dodgers did win that night.
Monninger was not arrested, but he faces the possibility should he violate his six-month suspension and show up.
Down 3-to-1 in the NLCS against the Cardinals, it looks like the Dodgers are ready for their winter hibernation anyway.