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Police Arrested One Guy from LA after the Super Bowl in Boston

He just had to climb a tree on the Common.


New England Patriots fans celebrate after the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta in Boston on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Ahead of the Super Bowl, Boston officials warned revelers to take it easy after the big game. The vast majority of the Patriots fans, mostly assembled on Boston Common, did exactly that. The one exception? A guy from Los Angeles.

Police say the only person they arrested on Sunday night was 21-year-old Vincent Bredice, who allegedly scaled a tree in the park and refused orders to climb down.

Video from the scene, where an estimated 6,000 people congregated after the Pats victory, shows a man bouncing up and down on a tree’s branches. It, uh, did not look safe.

“Officers observed the suspect climbing a tree in Boston Common,” the police report posted online reads. “The suspect was advised multiple times to climb down off of the tree, but the suspect gave officers the middle finger before continuing his ascent up the tree. The suspect kicked multiple branches off of the tree while drinking an alcoholic beverage. The suspect eventually was removed from the tree and taken into custody.”

Bredice was arrested at around 11:30 p.m. at Tremont and Avery streets and charged with malicious destruction of property, disturbing the peace, and drinking in public. He’s due to be arraigned Monday morning.

State Police did not report any celebration-related arrests.