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Man arrested in connection to Winter Classic assault of Rangers fan

Jan 13, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT

Dennis Veteri, 32, (below) has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and conspiracy in connection with a brawl following the Winter Classic in Philadelphia that left an off-duty police officer and former Marine injured.


Police are still on the hunt for two other suspects.

Here’s Philadelphia Police Captain Lawrence Nodiff addressing the media this morning:

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  1. eagleswineagleswin - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Kudos to Dennis for knocking that tool out. If he woudl have kept his mouth shut nothing would have happened.

    And don’t give me that he is a marine crap. If he was a real marine he would have been able to handle a few drunk slobs. The guy is a joke and got what he deserved. Probably a marine for the free education anyway

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      Stay classy. After reading your comment there’s no doubt in my mind you would have done the same. I want to believe there are some reasonable sports fans in Philly but guys like you and Mr. Deer-in-the-headlights up there make that impossible.

      • aclassyguyfromaclassytown - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:36 PM

        I’m a Flyers fan. I’m glad they caught one of the A-holes who did this and hope they catch the rest. This shameful act, along with the comments of people like the guy above, do nothing but make the black eye that is the Philadelphia sports fan bigger & uglier. If you wanted to go throw down with someone, take a page from hockey; Keep it on the ice and shoot the one-on in a fair fight. By the way, wait to go bashing Marines Eagleswin. Nothing says disrespect more than talking trash on someone who fought for our country. If John Turturro (pictured above) wanted to show what kind of a man he is, he should’ve acted like the bigger man & walked away.

    • kellyb9 - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM

      I’m a Flyers fan, but I just wanted to quickly congratulate on being everything that’s wrong with Philadelphia sports.

    • Ralphie - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:46 PM

      Congratulations, your douchebaggery is beyond reproach.

    • elvispocomo - Jan 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      “Police are still on the hunt for two other suspects.”

      “”eagleswineagleswin: Kudos to Dennis for knocking that tool out.”

      Hey, look over here!

  2. t16rich - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Hahahahaha. Look at that mugshot, did he just realize his A-Hole better be able to take a punch? Prison is going to love this scumbag. Classic tough guy on the street who turns into a piece of ass behind bars. And it seems like he is going there with another breach in his probation. This guy has a history, and is clearly scum. Who gets arrested in Broward County with heroin? Only greasy crack heads, add this guy to that list.” eagleswineagleswin” is the type of kid who wont leave his house cause he knows his uneducated brain and mouth will get him an ass beating South Philly style.

    • t16rich - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:24 PM

      Just want to add that its about a 99% chance this guys butt does get stretched soon. With his track record, the ammount he paid on his bail and fact that he definalty broke some probration with a vicioous assault. He is litterally going to put the ass in assault by the time his punishment is over.

  3. pepper2011 - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    telling someone their team (and by “their” team I use the term lightly) sucks or whatever else he said doesn’t give a drunken troglodyte an excuse to jump someone. guess what? the eagles don’t win. Neither do the flyers or any other team from Philly. Your city sucks; the majority of the people suck- including yourself. I will give you that marine “crap”. That dude put his effin’ life on the line so you could write this garbage. I will also give you this cop “crap”. He’s doing it again- which I am guessing isn’t for free education. You are probably one of his friends who was with him – or how else would you have such a strong opinion on the matter? I really you were one of his buddies because I highly doubt you are intelligent enough to mask your IP address. you wanna know who is a joke? YOU are eagleswin. have fun in jail.

    • gbiscottagecheesefatties - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:49 PM

      the Phillies do alright tho. LOL. Just messing with ya, I gave you the thumbs up

  4. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    It’s always east coast or west coast… glad I live in flyover country.

  5. jkay1818 - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    You are pathetic just like your name states. Knocked him out? he finished off a woozy stumbling guy after 3-4 people were beating him down, that’s embarrassing to hit someone in that state but look who he was dealing with, lets be honest. the lowest of the low. kudos to your eagles for winning the superbowl…eagleswin..what exactly have they won?

  6. rexadelphia8 - Jan 13, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Wahhhhhhhhh, bunch of tools

  7. 8man - Jan 13, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Does every video come with a commercial now? I frickin’ hate it. At this point, if a site doesn’t put it in print, I’m not interested.

    A few points. Yeah, a little surprised the beaten fan didn’t handle himself better considering he has military and police training. Second, I don’t believe this happened without both sides running their mouths. Key term is escalation. Third, I don’t believe this is indicative of the Philly fan base or any fan base for that matter.

    I’ve been to Philly wearing a variety of gear that ain’t Philly’s and I’ve never had a problem. Most recently, had a fantastic time in the Phillies stadium smoking court in August of 2010, wearing Oriole orange, smoking a cigar, hanging with Philly fan and watching the scantily clad lovelies stroll through. That was the night Strassburgh blew out his elbow and that place was packed with Phillies red and beaver. Greg Luzinski signed a baseball card for me. Thanks Greg!

  8. cakrywyj - Jan 13, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    For what it’s worth, this guy is from Jersey, not Philly. Seems like every time something negative happens, aka throw up boy from the Phillies game, they come across the bridge from NJ. Either way, I’m really getting sick and tired of having these morons come over and make me and the city I’m from look bad.

    • 8man - Jan 13, 2012 at 8:20 PM

      So someone from Jersey wearing Flyers gear beat the hell out of someone from Jersey wearing Rangers gear? Is it me, or is there a sick joke in here somewhere?

      Then again, Mets and Yankees fan brawl all of the time. And I’ve heard you can’t be fan of both the Jets and the Giants, despite the fact they play in different conferences. What is up with that?

    • joes6828 - Jan 18, 2012 at 2:24 PM

      I would like to start by saying I was born and lived in Philly, but am now a SNJ resident and I am closer to the stadiums now then when I was in Philly. Also, to me Philly is the number 1 sports city in the world…love it, but really? How many murders does Philly have? How many cops have been shot in Philly in the past two years? The people from NJ are making you and your city look bad? stop.

      You also realize that most of players on the Philadelphia sports teams live in SNJ.

  9. joes6828 - Jan 18, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    And it is not even worth replying to eagleswin because you can’t teach stupid.

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