Apparent Red Wings Fan Allegedly Tosses Octopus During Bruins Game

A man was arrested Thursday night after allegedly throwing an octopus into the TD Garden ice rink during a game between the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins.

Boston Police said the suspect, Jeffrey Farrugia, was charged with disturbing a public assembly.

Farrugia has since been released from police custody and his arraignment has been set to June 8.

According to police, the suspect, a Detroit Red Wings fan from Cumberland, Massachusetts, came down to the front rows to throw the octopus around 9:30 p.m.

Throwing octopi during games is a tradition during Red Wings games that started in April 15, 1952. The NHL formerly required eight wins to covet the Stanley Cup. The Red Wings won the Stanley Cup the year this tradition started, and since then, the eight-legged cephalopod remains a good luck charm.

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