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11-24-2004, 12:51 PM
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Reward Offered For Most-Wanted Fan
Local 4 Video Shows Close-Up Of Suspected Chair-Tosser

POSTED: 10:27 am EST November 24, 2004

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- A reward is being offered by investigators in their search for the man believed to have thrown a chair into the crowd during the melee at The Palace of Auburn Hills Friday night.

Local 4 has obtained new video footage of the man suspected of tossing a chair at Friday night's brawl at The Palace.

Local 4 released exclusive video Tuesday of the man believed to have tossed the chair. The video showed him allegedly trying to loosen a metal folding chair, and then running up the aisle of The Palace.

A separate video police reviewed from a fan who snuck a camera into the game showed the chair flying through the crowd toward an Indiana Pacer player. The chair hit a fan in the stands and a police officer, Local 4 reported. Minor injuries were reported.

"He just picks up the chair, and really nonchalantly as possible, throws the chair over his shoulder, behind him," said Auburn Hills police Lt. James Manning after viewing the first video. "Not aiming the chair. He was just recklessly throwing it."

Police had enhanced an image taken from the first video in an effort to identify the culprit. The image reportedly matches the man found in the Local 4 video.

A $1,000 reward is being offered by officials from The Palace, and another $1,000 is being offered by Auburn Hills police, Local 4 reported.

Police said they have received about a dozen phone calls about the picture, but have not been able to identify the man.

Police said the man should turn himself in. He could face felonious assault charges.

No other charges have been filed in connection with Friday's brawl. Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca said charges could be filed against fans and players but will most likely include misdemeanor assault and battery.

Anyone with information on the man's identity should call Auburn Hills police at (248) 370-9444.

11-24-2004, 12:52 PM
I thought he was a Knicks fan?

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11-24-2004, 12:56 PM
Ricky Hunley.

Zona Dave
11-24-2004, 03:01 PM
Looks like Kirby Puckett to me....

11-24-2004, 03:11 PM
Looks like Suge Knight to me, go talk to the people investigating the Vibe awards...