Monday, December 15, 2014

'Prosthetic leg' Nets fan thrown out of NBA game jumps to death: Report

The Brooklyn Nets superfan who had to be carried out from a game amid claims that he attacked another spectator with his prosthetic leg earlier this month, has died.

Jeffrey Vanchiro past away after allegedly jumping from a window on the second floor of his father's house in Queens, NY on Saturday night. He sustained severe brain damage and a fractured spinal cord in the fall.

Vanchiro, a former professional poker player also known as Jeffrey Gamblero, reportedly jumped from the building in a disorientated state.

The colorful Vanchiro had become known to fellow Nets fans for his loud cheers, even louder outfits and dancing during games.

But Vanchiro made headlines and became a sort of viral video folk hero when he was ejected from the Nets-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden (video below) on December 2 and was carried out of the arena by security.

Vanchiro's fiance said that he had behaved erratically since being ejected from that game.

"After that, he was a completely different person,'"Kristi Evans told The New York Times.
"He was paranoid. He was erratic. He was frightened. He was horrified. He was a bit delusional."

The Garden has denied Vanchiro's account that he was ejected for merely being a passionate fan, claiming he refused to cooperate with arena security and was bothering nearby guests with his demonstrative behavior.


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