Cops: Visiting pro hockey player groped waitress

Zoltan Hetenyi

Zoltan Hetenyi

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A visiting pro hockey player spent Friday night in Duluth attempting to stop the shots of the Gwinnett Gladiators.

Police said he spent early Sunday morning groping a waitress at the Arena Tavern and screaming racial insults.

He's spent the time since in the Gwinnett County jail.

Zoltan Hetenyi, a Hungarian-born goaltender for the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, was arrested early Sunday and charged with three counts of sexual battery and one count of disorderly conduct. As of Monday afternoon, he had not posted the $40,400 bond required for his release.

According to separate warrants, Hetenyi, 25, was at the Arena Tavern from about 1:30 to 3 a.m. Sunday when he "grabbed (a waitress') buttocks with both his hands," "grabbed the victim's buttocks a second time" and grabbed "the victim's breast with his hands."

The warrants also accused Hetenyi of screaming that "he hated all Americans" and black people, using the n-word.

A full incident report from Gwinnett County police was not available Monday. Warrants made no mention if alcohol was involved.

The Solar Bears were in town playing Friday and Sunday games against the Gladiators. Heteyni started Friday's game in net, allowing three goals in a 3-1 Gladiators win.

Hetenyi had been on loan from the Peoria Rivermen of the AHL for only about a month, Solar Bears spokesman Bob Mills said, and is no longer a member of the Orlando organization.

"We've already informed (Peoria) that he will no longer be playing for our team," Mills said Monday.


Coolray 2 years, 5 months ago

I just hope he gets fully aquainted with the "Americans and n...ers" he says he hates while he's in the Gwinnett County Jail. This type of individual needs to be deported as soon as justice is served after another month or so of incarceration. And...let's make sure to distribute copies of his arrest reports to all residents of the jail.


FordGalaxy 2 years, 5 months ago

[sarcasm] This is impossible. I thought only white, protestant males born in the South were racists. [/sarcasm]


Kat 2 years, 5 months ago

Warrants made no mention if alcohol was involved?? I sure hope it was alcohol and not his normal behavior. Too bad waitresses can't mace people.


RiggaTony 2 years, 5 months ago

This just typical activity that happens in bars and taverns. Gwinnett needs to ban all alcohol sales and become a dry county ASAP.


Karl 2 years, 5 months ago

Tony, you need to put some new bait on that trolling rig you're fishing with.


Erz 2 years, 5 months ago

Yeah, In hungary too, but at the morning nobody cares about it. :D


Haughton 2 years, 5 months ago

Could he get away with this type of behavior in his native country? So many people come here thinking we are the land of the free to do whatever.


szani 2 years, 5 months ago

the described behavior is totally not acceptable- neither there in US, nor in hungary. still I think it does not hurt to avoid thinking in black and white (no pun intended:)

the poor guy made very stupid mistakes but the comments here make him look like a racist women beater.

"in vino veritas" is a lie. probably he should not drink at all if he behaves like this but judging without being there and knowing the damn guy - it is also something that can be judged.


szani 2 years, 5 months ago

"N-word?" Deportation and prison (@Coolray)?

This hypocrisy is really funny. is it common in the states? agreed with RiggaTony... everybody makes some stupid mistakes while being drunk..come on...

regards from hungary


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