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by George Malik on 04/14/11 at 10:04 PM ET
Update: the Free Press has picked up on the story: Via On the Wings’ Matt Saler (blog link), The Hockey Writers’ Monica McAlister (blog/article link) and, well, Deadspin‘s Brian Hickney is reporting—and reputably so, with visual proof—that if you throw an octopus at Joe Louis Arena, during a Red Wings game, you will be ejected, fined $500, face a court hearing, and possibly sent to jail if you do not pay $150 to the Detroit Police department, for, and I quote from the ticket…
“Throwing an object which would cause injury onto the playing field of an athletic contest.”
According to both the person who was charged, one Tommy B., and Ms. McAlister, the new ruling is that you will be fined $500 if caught in the act of throwing an octopus by Joe Louis Arena’s security guards. Whether this new fine is being enacted by the city to bump up ticket revenues or whether the NHL pressured the Wings into enforcing it, we don’t know yet. Given that it’s a police citation, I would strongly suggest that this is a City of Detroit issue.
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