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by George Malik on 04/04/14 at 01:48 PM ET
Michigan Hockey's Michael Caples spoke with the Red Wings fan who tossed an unboiled octopus on the ice during the Wings-Bruins tilt, and while Katie Sochiacki felt that the experience was worth getting kicked out of a Wings game--and it's worth noting that she wasn't issued a $500 fine or charged with a misdemeanor (that was the policy the NHL may or may not have convinced the City of Detroit to enforce starting in 2011), Caples reports that once one throws an octopus, it's not exactly a "fun" experience for the "thrower":
The 19-year-old Sochiacki said she felt like she was “on the top of the world” after taking part in the Hockeytown tradition. She missed the end of the game, however, as she was detained by security shortly after throwing the squid.
“Someone told me before about the whole jersey change thing, you change your jersey and you’re good to go because they can’t find you, but they were so quick about it, I think they knew it was going to happen – they knew my little plan.
“My friend’s giving me a victory hug, has me lifted over his head, and all of a sudden the security guard pulls me down, wrestles me to the ground. Honestly, I was terrified. It was like ‘Oh my’, I didn’t know I could get in that much trouble. They take it pretty serious. Security was no joke, that’s for sure.”
Sochiacki said that security took down her information and took a mug shot of her while she was detained. If she ever attempts to throw another octopus at Joe Louis Arena, she won’t be allowed back for any more Red Wings.
Caples continues, and please remember, if you wish to enjoy getting kicked out of the game and detained by security for the sake of tossing a cephalophod on the ice, at least boil the damn thing.
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