What Transpired In Philly After The World Series
Posted by Mike on October 30, 2008
The looting on South Broad Street began shortly after midnight. Four men went inside the Robinson Luggage outlet at Broad and Walnut — through a busted glass door — and came out with about half dozen pieces of luggage. The cops immediately responded, but the men were able to run off.
At Cottman and Frankford Avenues, the celebration took a nasty turn about 12:20 a.m. Police begin breaking up the crowd to give firefighters a chance to get to some small blazes, and the people responded by throwing bottles at officers.
At 1:20 a.m., police with batons and riot gear began lining the sidewalks and steadily moving the crowd off Broad Street. The resistance seems to have subsided, the fires are out. A couple of cars have been overturned, and Broad Street is littered with glass, newspaper boxes, planters and collapsed bus shelters. About 100 officers were visible on the streets, most in riot gear. The police beat a few people down with batons, but there were no mass arrests.
The glass windows and doors of Robinson’s Luggage were smashed. Oversized planters were overturned and their contents spilled out onto the street. Closer to City Hall, at Broad and Chestnut Streets, a newspaper honor box remained planted in the window of the FYE film and music store. Two of the oversized FYE plate glass windows were shattered.
Outside the Prince Music Theater, the 8-foot high sculpture was listing at a 45-degree angle.
Burn, baby burn!