I've looked at the video several times and it looks like the idiot being choked is the one who caught it. The look on the chick to his right (our left) in the video is priceless. She gets choked a bit too and then looks like she is about to break down all while still grabbing onto that stick for dear life.
After the Niedermayer fiasco a few years ago with him doing the same thing with pretty much same results, who do these players even do this? Why not just give it to a security guard or usher and point to the fan you want to have it and then be done with it? Instead we get this crap.