On Saturday, a Rangers’ fan Stephanie Gorman received beating at the hands of three unidentified men. The 23-year-old was assaulted following a playoff game between the Rangers and Devils while at Prudential Centre, Newark. Police report however revealed that according to witnesses; the victim was under influence.
Stephanie Gorman claimed that the said three men attacked and assaulted her after the game and even spit on her right into her face. She further informed the cops that in addition to physical torture, one of them put her in a ‘chokehold.’
Brick, New Jersey resident, 23-year-old Rangers fan had evident assault marks over her body i.e. bruises on neck, scratches on shoulder and wounds on her elbow.
However, as mentioned above, the security arena chief cited that there were witnesses describing that the girl appeared 'intoxicated' thus 'very aggressive' towards her attackers.
Wearing her favourite team’s jersey featuring goalie Henrik Lundqvist’s face, Gorman was among those, celebrating their team’s 3-0 victory over Devils. She was accompanied by a friend, introduced as Jimmy Mullen when, all of a sudden; at around 4 p.m., the shouting game turned physical.
‘The group of three started pushing, spitting and hitting me,’ claimed the woman. The security director at Prudential Centre, Jim Crann conveyed that the girl was witnessed using profane-laden rants, refusing assistance of any kind and her ‘very aggressive’ behaviour indicated; she was deeply intoxicated.
Although Gorman admitted to taking three beers yet she maintained ‘I was not drunk,’ said police. No arrests were made following the incident, till the last reports arrived.