Due to the continued amazing work by Kyle Scott over at Crossing Broad, the face of the attacker has been revealed...
Make sure you guys are thanking Kyle over at Crossing Broad.
Kyle Scott over at Crossing Broad was able to get in contact with the guy who filmed the assault of two Rangers fans, including cop and veteran Neal Auricchio, by a group of Flyers fans outside Gino's Steaks in Philadelphia after the Winter Classic Monday night.
After the guy, who Scott called Lou, recounted the event, including saying a 3-1 ratio of Rangers fans watched the incident with none of them assisting or calling 9-11, he gave this possible tip...
"The Flyers guys were hanging out at the bar, across from Geno's, so police should go there and ask for some info, like if he used his credit card at that bar [Kyle Scott's note: most likely South Philly Bar & Grill], or anything that can get his name. I'll remember what they look like [if] I see them."
Lou added that he regretted putting the video on YouTube.
...since this is obviously a Flyers fan's account of the incident I'm not going to kill the Rangers fans witnessing the assault, but if true that's a bad job allowing a fellow Blueshirts fan to take a beating like that.
...great job by Scott getting this vital information.
Meanwhile NJ.com updates us on Auricchio's condition as he's now able to open his eye and plans on returning to work with the Woodbrige Police Department on Monday.
Image from Crossing Broad.
I'm seriously thinking of going to Geno's and standing out front with a Flyers Suck sign.
This whole story is starting to piss me off.
it's easy to call out people for not stepping in, but we don't know the whole story. what if all of these guys were acting like typical drunk a-holes for 15 minutes before this went down and you were just waiting to get a damn cheesesteak? sorry, but i'm not jumping in the middle of a drunken street fight just because one of the guys has a jersey of the team i like.
I'm sorry, you step in and help when necessary. I'd hope that someone would do the same for me. In saying that, I'd step in and save a Flyers fan too if he were being attacked by multiple Rangers fans. People need to grow a pair. You can't go around with your head up your ass. I hope that whoever stood by idly and watched these guys get beaten needs assistance some day and others just stand on an watch. I hate cowards. The attackers were cowards and the people that did nothing but watched or walk away were cowards too.
First of all, you can't blame just the Rangers fans for not assisting. This was a human being being beaten, if people are going to help, it should be all, not just people wearing the same jersey. Secondly, I can't really fault anyone for not jumping in because you just don't know if these guys have weapons or how many others were lurking around and it's just not worth the risk of ending up in a coma or worse to try to be a good samaritan. My question is why there were no police in the area? A bar across the street, a Flyers loss to the Rangers in a hugely hyped game, and there's no officers around one of the most famous cheesesteak places in Philly? Come on!
@cb1 I am with cb1 here... I am def not the toughest guy out there and would have gotten pummeled but would hope I had the sense to call 911, though respondents probably wouldn't have arrived quickly enough. Also, what happens if just I go in there and try to break it up? I'd be just as badly beaten when all said and done... If I had the size and fighting skills to jump in and take them on, then that is a completely different story.. but looking at it honestly, I don't have either.
@gravey94 Exactly. It doesn't matter what color anyones wearing. Some dirtbags, possibly tourists themselves, dressed in orange beat up on a couple of tourists. There were at least 4 people helping beat on 2 victims, and the number of aggressors was steadily increasing. It's a sticky situation.
Some police should have been within reasonable distance to that area, given the amount of people around at Geno's, the amount of tourists in the area due to the event, and the potential for trouble after a home loss with so many out of towners in the area. Red and blue lights wouldn't have hurt. The NYPD would have been all over that.
@gravey94 Not saying it would have been an easy decision but when the numbers are 3-1 in your favor you've got to step in. Those guys were getting pummeled.