A week after Philadelphia authorities released a video seeking suspects who beat a Rangers fan, a NJ man has turned himself in. Dennis Veteri, 32 (pictured), was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, conspiracy aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment, according to Philly.com.
The video of the beating, which occurred outside of Geno's Steaks after the Winter Classic match between the Rangers and the Flyers, showed apparent Flyers fans—wearing team jerseys—beating two men wearing Rangers jerseys. One victim, off-duty NJ cop Neal Auricchico, is still recovering; he suffered a concussion and needs surgery to "repair a bone beneath his eye that was damaged in the attack."
Veteri is no stranger to the law: Philly.com reports, "Court records show he has been sentenced to probation for aggravated assault and drugs possession in Philadelphia in the past. He was arrested in 2006 in Vero Beach, Fla., for probation of a felony conviction. Records show he lived there at the time. Veteri was also also has a 2004 arrest in Broward County for heroin possession, as well as a 2001 misdemeanor arrest out of Fort Lauderdale for battery, records show."
Police are still looking for the other suspects.