SEMI-CIVILIZED SAVAGES “CELEBRATE” BY RIOTING AND LOOTING ~ Mayhem, Destruction in Philly After Super Bowl Win February 5, 2018 Admin 3 Comments ‘They just flipped a car over here…’ IMAGE: Twitter (Newsweek) Between stolen horses, burning Christmas trees, calls for Homeland Security and reports of multiple injuries, the Philadelphia police faced all-out mayhem in the hours following the Eagles’ Super Bowl win on Sunday. The hashtag #PhillyPoliceScanner was trending on Twitter overnight as riots broke out across the city and people tuned in to hear chaos unfold in real time. “We have multiple people on Broad Street swinging on light poles,” one officer could be heard reporting on the police scanner at around 11:14p.m., according to Slate. “They just flipped a car over here,” another said. “I need to get the fire extinguisher out of my trunk,” an officer chimed in. “Someone lit a Christmas tree on fire.” Another officer said he had arrested a man claiming to be an “off-duty cop.” Alongside the lurid and the surreal, messages relayed over the scanner system suggested far more serious incidents, with one officer stating: “This is extremely horrible. We need rescue here, we got someone horribly injured from a fall.” “A guy in a four-wheeler just ran over a cop,” another officer alleged. One responder said: “A man jumped off the light pole and landed on his head.” **MORE COVERAGE OF THE NFL at LibertyHeadlines.com** Video shared on social media also showed chaotic scenes, with Twitter footage showing the awning of the Ritz Carlton hotel in Philadelphia come crashing down under the weight of a group of revellers who had decided to climb the building. Jenni Bonilla (Chango Macho)@jennibonilla91 Classless eagles fans. The owner of this Hotel is gonna be mad when they see this in the morning. #EAGLES#ritzcarlton Ritz Carlton #Philly#phillypolicescanner 3:42 AM – Feb 5, 2018 1616 Replies 4646 Retweets 5353 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Stephanie Farr ✔@FarFarrAway People yelling “Everything is free,” looting, trashing this gas station. Damn it, Philly we better than this. 12:48 AM – Feb 5, 2018 2,5512,551 Replies 6,6466,646 Retweets 10,12410,124 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy 10h KMV@ItalianInBoston Replying to @ItalianInBoston VIDEO: Female wearing eagles mask running around naked in the streets of #Philadelphia. #philly #phillyriot #phillyriots #phillypolicescanner pic.twitter.com/J52eGOUEQc KMV@ItalianInBoston VIDEO: Rioters in #Philadelphia smashing the window of a Macy’s store. #philly #phillyriots #phillyriot #phillypolicescanner pic.twitter.com/nD8bZ2siXO 1:47 AM – Feb 5, 2018 2929 Replies 199199 Retweets 117117 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Police reportedly had to call in help from SWAT teams, Marine units and even requested assistance from Homeland Security and the National Guard. One exasperated officer said over the scanner: “It’s endless, chief. Endless.” The last tweet sent out by the official Philadelphia Police account congratulated the Eagles on their win—and asked people to “please be safe out there.” Republished with permission from Newsweek via iCopyright license. Related Stories NFL Rejects Veterans Group’s ‘Please Stand’ Super Bowl Ad SC Gov. Asks Citizens to Stand for Anthem During Super Bowl Veterans’ Group Defies NFL Censorship w/ #PleaseStand A Post navigation ← Previous post Next post → Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.