Woman struck costumed employee at Shanghai Disney, witnesses say
A costumed employee at Shanghai Disney was reportedly sent to the emergency room after a visitor struck him from behind.
The employee, dressed as the chipmunk character Dale, had suffered a mild concussion following the incident Friday, a witness told thepaper.cn.
The witness, surnamed He, said she was walking behind the employee with friends when a young woman came up from behind and struck the back of his costume’s headpiece.
“It sounded like she hit him hard,” said the witness surnamed He. “She got a running start and then jumped up to smack Dale’s head.”
The witness He said the employee motioned like he was in pain. Park employees quickly stopped the woman from leaving.
He said the woman seemed unapologetic. “She said I didn’t know you can’t hit them. I thought it would be fun’,” He told the reporter.
Employees escorted the woman from the scene. A park employee told He that the injured “Dale” had suffered a mild concussion.