Yankees Pitcher David Wells 911 Call When He is Assualted
Yankees pitcher David Wells lost two teeth and was punched in the head when he was attacked by a man waving a butter knife at a diner early yesterday, police said.
Wells refused medical attention after the altercation at 5:50 a.m. at the restaurant on Manhattan's Upper East side.
Rocco Graziosa, 27, was arrested and charged with assault and menacing.
Wells pitched a complete game Friday night, throwing a five-hitter as New York beat the Detroit Tigers, 5-1, at Yankee Stadium. Later, he was at the diner with a friend (not a teammate) when Graziosa walked in with some friends and began chatting with Wells, police said.
After the conversation, Graziosa went to his own table and made a remark about Wells' mother, who is deceased.
A few moments later, Graziosa grabbed a butter knife off the table, began waving it, and attacked Wells, police said.
Wells called 911, and police arrived and made the arrest.