Tuesday, February 1, 2011

East Hartford Man, Drunk, Attacks 'Pucky' Mascot During CT Whale Game

Police: Hockey Fan Attacks 'Pucky' Mascot During CT Whale Game - Hartford Courant:

Look at Pucky. Look at him. How drunk do you
have to be to attack so cuddly a mascot?

HARTFORD — An intoxicated Connecticut Whale fan has been banned from the XL Center after he allegedly tackled and punched 'Pucky the Whale' in the stands during a game Saturday night, police said.

Kevin O'Connell, a 28-year-old from East Hartford, told police he attacked 'Pucky,' the mascot for the local hockey team, over a bet. He was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree breach of peace.
East Hartford. As soon as I saw the headline I had a sense of foreboding; I had a premonition the assailant would be from my troubled hometown. ~Shakes head ruefully.~ 
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