Monday, February 11, 2008

Rhino's Thumb is Healed: Ability to Snatch Purses is Intact

Ryan O'Byrne was arrested in Tampa last night for stealing a purse, according to the Tampa Tribune. Tom Kostopoulos, always rallying to his teammates' defense even off the ice, was arrested for resisting an officer without violence. Both have been released on bail. O'Byrne had just been recalled from Hamilton after his rehab assignment for his broken thumb and was expected to play tomorrow night against the Lightning.

The incident took place at the Whiskey Park bar in Tampa, at about 3 AM. Tragically, it does not appear as if Whiskey Park is a strip club. Then we'd have a story.

Rhino claimed the purse was his girlfriend's, while the owner of the purse seemed to disagree. This whole thing seems like just misunderstanding to us, but maybe there will be some sordid story of a love triangle or dead hookers in the bar bathroom or other salacious info to emerge in the coming days. We can only hope.

(H/t fezworth for pointing out the story to us)

10 comments:

PPP said...

Tough times in Montreal eh?

HabsFan33 said...

Yeah. At least our guys weren't arrested buck naked.

Flying Toaster said...

You know, working at a convenience store i get to see lots of shit similar to this. And odds are the woman never had a purse to begin with, and only said that to try and get a purse off O'Byrne. You wouldn't believe the amount of people that come into my store and try to get stuff that doesn't belong to them.

Or you know, a hockey player being payed a few hundred thousand could always be in need of some extra change.

Habsfan10 said...

What, no one has a "O'Byrne was holding the post for Breezer" joke?

Getting soft, the bunch of us.

HabsFan29 said...

10, if you meant "O'Byrne was holding the PURSE for Breezer", you're right, that's a good one and we are soft

I also have several Seinfeld jokes at the ready (it's not a purse, it's European!)

Habsfan10 said...

Post? Purse. Fuck. No one wants to be holding Breezer's post. Worst rookie initiation ever ...
so yeah, holding Breezer's purse. That's what I meant.

Damn fancy-boys with their purses. "Look at me, love me."

HabsFan33 said...

cue the mika songs.

HabsFan29 said...

JERRY: Hey! Officer! Someone took my European carryall!

COP: Your what?

JERRY: The...black, leather...thing with a strap.

COP:: You mean a purse?

JERRY: Yes, a purse. I carry a purse!

Loser Domi said...

Whiskey Park SO needs to be a strip club, or at least, like, owned by the Hell's Angels or something

bob said...

You bunch of foul mouths, there is no way Breezer would be involved in an incident involving stealing, resisting, pushing, shoving and a policemen.