Goldy Gopher Punched in the Face by Annoyed Fan

The University of Minnesota mascot, Goldy Gopher, was punched in the face Saturday night during a gymnastics meet at the Sports Pavillion.
According to Fox 9 News, Goldy sat down behind Douglas Dokken, 60, and started "messing with him." According to a witness, Goldy was tapping Dokken on the shoulder and messing up his hair.
"The kids went from laughing to screaming because they were right there," Mike Elder, Goldy's coach, told the Star Tribune. "He was shocked. Then the guy stands over him and punches him again."
The Minnesota Daily reports that Goldy instantly talked to his supervisor and the police officer that was already stationed at the gymnastics meet. There have been no reports that he was hurt, but the mask was damaged.
After the meet finished, Dokken was arrested and cited for disorderly conduct, Fox 9 News reported.
Dokken told the Minnesota Daily that he regrets punching the mascot and that he should have just walked out of the meet.

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