At least 25 fans were arrested on suspicion of rioting and looting in downtown Los Angeles, following the Los Angeles Lakers’ clinching of the NBA championship Sunday.
Los Angeles police said that some of the department’s cars were vandalized, other cars were set aflame, fireworks were set off, a store’s window was shattered and a gas station was looted. Some revelers walked up the on-ramp to the 110 Freeway and cheered passing cars, according to authorities.
LAPD Chief William J. Bratton called the revelers “knuckleheads” and “cowards.”
The Lakers beat the Orlando Magic 99-to-86 in Game 5 played in Orlando, Florida.