As often happens, some people showed pride in their city by trying to destroy a small part of it after their team’s sports championship.
Here’s some video shot by Denver7, the city’s ABC affiliate:
This is disappointing. While many people celebrated the Broncos’ Super Bowl victory peacefully, some were destructive. Denver Police made 12 arrests and thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.
Posted by Denver7 News & The Denver Channel on Sunday, February 7, 2016
And as usual, some people thought the police were doing an okay job, while others disagreed (again via the Denver Post):
“When people acted out toward the cops they retaliated.” said Tamrick Ortegon, 21, who was in downtown following the big win. “It’s reasonable when you get a bottle thrown at you. I saw a beer bottle go through the back of a cop car. It would have gotten out of hand without the police presence.”But others were somewhat critical of the situation.“It’s a mess down here,” said Jessica Palmer. “All of this police stuff is so excessive. If there’s something that goes down, then I guess I’m glad there are so many around, but otherwise stand back. Everyone is just trying to celebrate.”
Denver could take some cues from Boston and act like it’s been there before: No one was arrested after the Patriots’ win in last year’s Super Bowl. Two years ago, six people were arrested in Seattle after the Seahawks defeated the Broncos.
In Colorado Springs, a man was stabbed by a neighbor when he complained about the volume of a television late on Super Bowl Sunday.
The victim, who was treated and released at Memorial Hospital, knocked on the door of his upstairs neighbor, Kevin Riley, with a small wooden bat. When Riley, 51, opened the door, he allegedly threw the neighbor to the ground and began to stab him repeatedly, according to the Denver Post.
The victim was treated at Memorial Hospital and released. Riley is being held in jail on $20,000 bail.
It is unclear just what was on the TV at the time.