Ice hockey: A fan shouts “shoot shoot”, his neighbors call the police


In his living room, in front of a Tampa Bay Lightning meeting, a supporter had a funny misadventure. As he yelled at his favorites to shoot on goal, the neighbors thought it was a domestic dispute.

Devon Garnett is a rather exuberant supporter. But from there to sow panic in his building…


Who has never thought of themselves as a coach while watching a sports match on television? Who has never yelled, a little louder than reason “but shoot!” or “go on, what are you waiting for!”.

This is what happened in the United States. A group of friends following Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals cheered on their Tampa Bay Lightning charges. The owner of the place, Devon Garnett, got a little carried away and shouted “shoot! shoot!” in a hot moment of the party.

Description of the facts at 911

Her neighbours, frightened by the screams coming from the apartment below, called the 911 emergency number. Once they got the police on the line, they explained that their neighbors were fighting. “For me there was no doubt it was a case of domestic violence. I told the police that I heard a couple arguing and one said to the other: I dare you to shoot. And that there had been like jumps, rumblings, ”explained the neighbor.

And for good reason, the group of friends below experienced the Lightning hockey game 200%. “It’s true that I shouted very loudly and several times. Then I heard a loud knock on my door. It was the police. A friend of mine came out to talk to the officers who immediately asked him where the weapons were. Oh dear… We obviously had no weapons”, remembers Devon Garnett.

The neighbors dropped off a pack of beers with a quick note apologizing and… cheering on the Lightning.

The neighbors dropped off a pack of beers with a quick note apologizing and… cheering on the Lightning.


After realizing their mistake, the neighbors made amends by offering him a pack of beers. And the too impulsive supporter has promised to shout from now on: “Shoot the puck! and more simply shoot! “.

He has also made t-shirts with this logo, in order to raise money for a militant association against violence.

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