Los Angeles Man Arrested Following Super Bowl Celebrations in Boston

Vincent Bredice, 21, allegedly refused to climb down from a tree and gave police officers the middle finger

A Los Angeles man is facing numerous charges after he allegedly destroyed property and disobeyed police orders during the celebration after the New England Patriots' Super Bowl win on Sunday night.

Vincent Bredice, 21, was arrested around 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of Tremont and Avery streets, according to Boston police. They said Bredice was observed climbing a tree in Boston Common and refused repeated requests to climb down, making an obscene gesture at officers before continuing to climb. He allegedly kicked multiple branches off the tree while drinking an alcoholic beverage.

He was eventually removed from the tree, and is now charged with malicious destruction of property, disturbing the peace and drinking in public. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

Boston police said Bredice was the only person arrested during the celebrations.

An estimated 6,000 fans took to Boston Common to celebrate after the Patriots defeated the Rams 13-3.

Large crowds of fans poured out of bars in the Kenmore Square area and around downtown Boston. Police said the crowd was mostly made up of students from nearby colleges.

Several fans were seen climbing into trees and up lamp posts and cheering and chanting in their Pats jerseys.

State police said no arrests were made by troopers stationed at Boylston Street and Kenmore Square in Boston or those at UMass Amherst, UMass Dartmouth and Westfield State University.

Police publicly thanked the crowds for behaving.

Previous sports celebrations in Boston have resulted in vandalism and even death.

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