First Suspect Arrested for Assault After Winter Classic

We don’t need fans like him.


Good news everyone.

One of the guys that gave Philadelphia sports yet another black eye has been arrested.

Dennis Veteri, 32, of Glassboro, N.J., and two others wearing Flyers jerseys were caught on video beating up two New York Rangers fans outside Geno’s Steaks in South Philly after the Winter Classic game between the two teams at Citizens Bank Park. The suspects were seen kicking the victims while they were down.

Classy right?

Other than the disappointing loss to the Rangers, it was a great event for Philadelphia to host. And then these three knuckleheads do something stupid to give the city a bad name yet again in the national news.

We are the city famous for throwing snowballs at Santa Claus at an Eagles game.

Philadelphia police have been looking for the three suspects since the incident occurred and announced Veteri’s arrest today.

Police issued a warrant Thursday and Veteri surrendered to South Detectives without incident. He was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, conspiracy and recklessly endangering another person. Bail was set at $100,000.

When Veteri and the other two knuckleheads are sentenced, in addition to any jailtime and fines they face, the judge should also take away their Flyers jerseys and ban them from attending Philly sporting events.

We don’t need fans like them.

Matthew January 14, 2012 at 08:18 PM
In my opinion this is Attempted Murder(I know you law enforcement types will disagree)!!!! He and the other killers should be tried and convicted as such!!!! Didn't we just see 4 other guys KILL someone doing the EXACT same thing????
Bensalem Homeowner January 15, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Like many attendees of Eagles games, too many sub-human types consider attending Flyers games as a good opportunity to get fall-down drunk. These humps are intoxicated prior to entering the stadium/arena and continue to get hammered while inside. The group from North Jersey wearing Rangers jerseys were innocently getting some steaks/wit' but wearing those jerseys was in effect waving a red flag at a herd of mad bulls. Veteri is facing aggravated assault, which is no laughing matter. He is going to regret wearing his beer goggles/suds helmet that day at Geno's. I have seen guys at Eagles games so drunk they staggered, yet holding a beer. I am assuming Veteri was toasted, and if he was sober, he is a dangerous psychopath.


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