In a story coming out of the Steel City that sets new standards for fan dedication, a Pittsburgh man who was stabbed in the head delayed receiving medical treatment until after he watched the Penguins playoff opener.
The 43-year old victim was assaulted with a screwdriver by a disgruntled customer at the auto detail shop that he owned but refused the urging of paramedics to be treated until the buzzer sounded on what would be a win for the defending Stanley Cup Champions.
According to The Guardian “Pittsburgh Penguins fan stabbed in head refuses treatment until end of game”:
A Pittsburgh man stabbed in the head with a screwdriver during the Penguins’ playoff opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night refused medical attention until the game was over, police said.
Officers were dispatched to the City of Steel Auto Detail shop in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood at 9.12pm local time on Wednesday, where they found the 43-year-old victim bleeding from the scalp, a Pittsburgh police spokesperson told the Guardian.
Authorities said the victim, who was unidentified by police but said to be the owner of the shop, was in the rear of the building when he became engaged in a verbal altercation with a 25-year-old male, whose name is also being withheld.
The conflict escalated until the younger man struck the victim in the head with a screwdriver, the officers said.
Police said the victim refused treatment for the laceration from paramedics on the scene, stating he would drive himself to UPMC Mercy hospital after the game, which he did once it finished at 10.17pm local time.
No arrest has been made yet in the incident, a spokesperson told the Guardian on Thursday afternoon.
This guy takes fan devotion to an entirely new level.
The Penguins went on to win the game 3-1 against the upstart Columbus Blue Jackets and followed that up on Friday night with a 4-1 victory and a 2-0 series lead.
The puck will be dropped for game 3 on Easter Sunday at 6pm ET.