Man Involved in Car-Flipping Incident After Super Bowl Win Gets Charged

February 7, 2018 Updated: February 7, 2018

Authorities have arrested and charged a man allegedly involved in overturning a car during the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl celebrations.

After the Eagles 41-33 Super Bowl win as underdogs over the New England Patriots, crowds of fans converged on the 1400 block of Walnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia.

At around 11 p.m. Sunday, according to police, seven people, who were seen celebrating in an unruly manner, lined up in a group lined up next to a Nissan Rogue SUV and flipped it over, FOX29 reported.

The man, identified by police as 20-year-old John Rigsby, a Malvern resident, was charged with vandalism and related charges.

Rigsby is the son of Villanova University basketball announcer Whitey Rigsby. He was also a former standout guard player on the Archbishop Carroll basketball team, Philly Voice reported.

According to 6ABC, he was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

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John Rigsby. (Philadelphia Police Department)

The SUV ended up dented and scratched due to the incident. It was all caught on camera and posted to social media where it garnered millions of views.

The owner of the vehicle has now received over $1,204 in donations on GoFundMe, after her friend created it to help cover the cost of her repairs.

“As a part of the Eagles winning the Super Bowl, [super] fans decided to memorialize the experience at the expense of others. And by others, I mean my dear friend, Katie,” the page stated. “Her car was flipped during the celebration and while insurance covers certain things, she is now left with all of the expenses, deductibles, days off from work, etc.”

According to CBS Philly, a total of 8 arrests have been made as of writing, in wake of the rowdy celebrations.

Captain Sekou Kinebrew from the Philadelphia police department said he expects many more arrests to be made in the following days.



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