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Conn. Man Only Arrest Following Red Sox WS Win

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    Red Sox Celebration Ongoing in Boston

    Caroline Connolly reports live from Boston Common, where the celebration is underway for the Red Sox 2018 World Series championship.

    (Published Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018)

    In the midst of all the World Series excitement, one person took it too far and was arrested Sunday during the celebrations.

    A Connecticut was arrested around 1 a.m. near 75 Boylston St. in Boston, according to officials. Twenty-two-year-old Shawn Lindsay was charged with destruction of property after he allegedly climbed up a light pole and punched out the plastic light fixture.

    It's unclear when Lindsay will be arraigned at Boston Municipal Court or whether he has an attorney.

    The one arrest came as hundreds of Sox fans filled the streets of Boston on Monday night. No other major problems were reported in the city.

    Two students at Bridgewater State University were arrested early Monday after being accused of vandalizing two life-sized bear sculptures on the campus during a celebration of the Red Sox win, the Enterprise of Brockton reported.

    Previously, the University of Massachusetts Amherst was home to riots when it came to sports celebration -- even as recently as last winter.

    However, UMass remained peaceful after the Sox win on Sunday night. Some 2,000 students gathered at the school to celebrate the Red Sox’s triumph before police intervened the massive crowd, according to the Boston Globe.

    The rowdiest of the bunch was one man who was seen jumping from one side of a building. This year’s celebration was mild in comparison to the Patriots’ loss against the Philadelphia Eagles; six people were arrested and 12 others were injured on the campus.

    Boston has experienced incidents in the past during spontaneous celebrations, some leading to deaths.

    In 2004, an Emerson College student was struck in the eye with a pepper-pellet gun fired by police trying to disperse a crowd celebrating the Red Sox's American League Championship Series win over the New York Yankees. The city later paid a $5.1 million settlement to Victoria Snelgrove's family and agreed never to use that type of weapon again.

    A settlement was also reached with police and the parents of David Woodman, a 22-year-old Celtics fan who stopped breathing and later died after being taken into custody on a public drinking charge during street celebrations after the team's 2008 championship.

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