CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday that the man “left the scene but we’re trying to locate him.”
CPD says the unidentified man began punching the mascot in the face and put him in a headlock in the concourse area of the United Center following the Blackhawks’ loss to Winnipeg. The mascot then suplexed the man to the floor as he exclaims “look out for the kid,” which is seen in a series of Snapchat videos which were shared on Twitter. Tommy Hawk then attempts to control him on the ground before putting him in a headlock and driving him into a trash receptacle in front of a Blackhawks team store. The mascot then pushes the man away.
The Twitter user who posted the fight has since deleted their account, however, the Sun-Times saved the 29-second video.
A Blackhawks spokesman said Sunday team officials are conducting their own investigation.