Owner of PSU fan violence video identified (UPDATED)

FootballGaetano Sacco, the Vice President of Pi Kappa Alpha, has been identified as the source of the YouTube video that sparked public outrage this week.

The YouTube account name of the user who uploaded the video was “crazysacc,” which is also the AOL Instant Messenger screen name of Pi Kappa Alpha Vice President Gaetano Sacco (junior-film).

Sacco was reached by cell phone but had no comment.

By last night, all of the videos posted on YouTube by “crazysacc” had been removed, and the account was canceled.

The State College Police Department is investigating the case, but Sgt. Keith Robb, the officer investigating the case, could not be reached for comment.

Hope you like being made an example of, Gaetano. Your self-incriminating idiocy might have just cost you a PSU film degree. How terribly ironic.

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UPDATE:
Penn State has published a response to the incident. el Kaiser & I swore we wouldn’t harp on this incident too long… that we’d have our say and move on. However, the response requires some commentary.

The message from PSU is quite clear: nothing to see here, it’s someone else’s fault, and we don’t see a need right now for the university itself to engage in any discipline. Here’s the statement, with all of the the “it’s everyone else’s responsibility” spin highlighted in bold:

An investigation into a homemade video posted to YouTube that depicted Penn State fans hurling objects at two Ohio State fans prior to a football matchup on Oct. 27 has yielded information on some of the participants, including the fact that the main actor shown in the video is not a Penn State student.

The off-campus incident, captured on video behind the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house located in the Borough of State College, is being widely condemned by University officials and fans from both schools. Local police have been investigating and have discovered that the person most prominently displayed in the video is a student at the University of Pittsburgh who was visiting for the weekend. Penn Stateís Office of Judicial Affairs has been in touch with administrators at that university. In addition, the two Ohio State fans who are shown in the video have been identified as members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Ohio State. It is reported that they attended a party Friday evening at the Penn State chapter house, but upon arriving on Saturday were not welcome.

Penn State officials have consulted with the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity to determine what action might be taken against the fraternity while the investigation into the incident continues. Penn Stateís Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life has temporarily suspended Pi Kappa Alpha chapter activities until the investigation is complete. The fraternity also has received notice from its national headquarters that its charter has been administratively suspended. If it is determined that the local fraternity violated any policies of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity, its affiliation could be in jeopardy.

Anyone with more information on this incident should contact the local police at (814) 234-7150.

Comments

  1. “Interfraternity Council President Grant Miller (senior-English) also could not give additional information, but said he believes no Penn State student meant to disrespect any Ohio State student.”

    WHAT?

  2. And for those you you who want to see Sacco run over by a car, don’t sweat it.

    It already happened –

    http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2006/01/01-31-06tdc/01-31-06dnews-03.asp

  3. aforementioned Penn State student on Myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=21701160

    how the times have changed. Imagine something like this happening just 10 years ago.

  4. @C – they meant no disrepect! They just meant to nail them in the head with a can of beer. He apologizes for having bad aim. He threw that can with all due respect.

    @BBC – who knew karmic retribution was retroactive?

    @Steve – Times have definitely changed, but maybe not for the better.

  5. C,

    I was about to post the exact same thing. literally, except the what was going to be a “WTF?”

  6. BBC just makes us look worse by doing that. It’s certainly not at the level that Gaetano and the Pi Kappa Alpha gang fell to, but it’s still not appropriate – even considering what those punks did.

    With any luck someone will press charges and they’ll serve some time for the criminal acts they committed.

  7. booo, he went private and now I can’t access his profile. What did it say?

  8. I asked him to get run over again before he gets expelled.

    I think it may have tipped him off that he needed to go private.

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