Bad, Bad, Bad: Video of Lakers Shell Station Looting
OMG! My favorite team won! I should go steal some pringles!
The collective wisdom of last night just confused a lot of people. Why would this happen, especially after we won? Who would do this? Why? Why? Why? USA Today takes a stab:
What has happened, observers say, is the result of an explosive mixture of youthful adrenaline, drunkenness and heightened hype for sporting events as epic, winner-take-all showdowns. All this, combined with an expanded quest to impress their peers, has helped make car-flipping, trash-bin-burning and other acts of destruction a part of what it means in some circles to be a dedicated fan.
As bad as this video looks, around midnight, everything was pretty calm at this Shell Station--luckily--and all we saw was a put together store with a sticky floor being mopped up and dirty windows. Another longer video is below: