Boston Police report arresting a pair of men old enough to know better for assault and battery at a Bruins game at the Garden last night.
According to police, Scott DeVivo, 40, of Newton, NH, and Shaun Neary, 34, of Salisbury, became so incensed around 9 p.m. when some other fans in Section 8 wouldn't reciprocate their attempt at high fives that they "threw beer all over them."
Police report that did nothing to convince the other fans to change their minds about high-fivery. DeVivo, police say, then jumped on one of the fans, knocked him to the ground and began punching him. A detail officer noticed the affray and jumped in:
The suspect, despite being commanded to stop his assault, did not do so and instead attempted to pull the officer to the ground. Security from the Garden along with detail officers vigorously wrestled with suspect DeVivo and when officers were on the verge of getting suspect DeVivo under control, his friend, suspect Neary grabbed an officer was grabbed from behind and pulled off of the violent suspect DeVivo. Officers then directed their attention to the second suspect Neary who now started fighting officers and trying to flee the area. Officers pursued the suspect into a nearby bathroom where he was placed under arrest after a brief struggle.
Both were given a ride over to A-1 for booking on charges of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, resisting arrest, disturbing a public assembly and being a disorderly person.
Ed. note: A Garden restroom? Oh, no, not again.