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Video shows serious post-Super Bowl looting in Philadelphia

Serious post-Super Bowl Philadelphia looting caught on camera

Philadelphia police are searching for suspects after a large group of men and women went wild inside a Sunoco gas station after the Super Bowl on February 5, 2018.
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Philadelphia police are searching for suspects after a large group of men and women went wild inside a Sunoco gas station after the Super Bowl on February 5, 2018.

Philadelphia police are searching for suspects after a large group of men and women went wild inside a Sunoco gas station after the Super Bowl.

While inside the South Broad Street store on February 5, 2018, people began taking items from the shelves and throwing food items and soft drinks on the floor and walls. The vandalism created a hole in the back wall of the business.

Philadelphia police are now looking for suspects on suspicion of vandalism.

Meanwhile, a writer with the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper wants to know that despite headlines coming from national and worldwide media on Eagles fans' celebrations after the Super Bowl, the city did not burn to the ground.

Michael Boren wrote about how the media covered Philadelphia Eagles fans’ celebrations after their team beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Boren cited some headlines that mentioned “horrific scenes” and “rioting.”

He said in the article that the worse things that happened was at the gas station that was looted at Broad and Catharine, shown in the police video, as well as traffic lights torn down outside City Hall, and a couple of windows at Macy's shattered. Also, a few fights broke out and one fan ate horse manure.

But the celebrations were largely peaceful, Boren wrote.

David Caraccio: 916-321-1125, @DavidCaraccio

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