The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is seeking higher bail for the Flyers fan who was released after his arrest earlier Friday for allegedly assaulting a New York Rangers fan on Jan. 2.
Police had tracked Dennis Veteri, 32, of Glassboro, to his attorney's office, where he was taken into custody and charged with attacking Neal Auricchio at Geno's Steaks restaurant after the NHL Winter Classic.
He was released early Friday after posting $100,000 bail.
"We just didn't feel the bail was high enough, given the brutal nature of the attack and the injuries the victim sustained," said Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for District Attorney Seth Williams.
Auricchio, an off-duty police officer from Woodbridge, N.J., and a decorated veteran of the war in Iraq, was wearing a Rangers jersey the night of the game. In a video captured on a bystander's cellphone, he can be seen extending his arms as if trying to make peace before sustaining a series of punches that continued after he was knocked to the sidewalk.Read more »