Add to this, the graffiti-ing of buildings, overtaking a convenience store and emptying its contents, starting fires on the street, jumping en masse on moving vehicles and rocking them and their passengers in attempts to overturn them, shooting firecrackers in the air which fell into the crowds, and more.
One woman trying to get to her home, vented her frustration to reporters:
As of now, financially strapped Los Angeles is tentatively scheduled to give the Lakers a victory parade on Wednesday. Sadly, the damage caused by this evening's unruly behavior will already eat into the the city's limited budget.
On July 13 as reported by FOXSports.com, Parks told the Los Angeles Times:
"There's going to be a major celebration in the city, and the likelihood is the city is going to absorb the bulk of those costs."
However, Parks' 9th District City Council colleague, Jan Perry, doesn't share his enthusiasm for the city financing the parade, also telling the Los Angeles Times:
"City employees have been asked by their employers to take a massive pay cut. And we do not believe it is appropriate in this economic climate for taxpayers to be funding a parade."
What's sad about the mobs who ravaged Los Angeles this evening is the selfishness they've shown their fellow Angelenos, and the way they tainted their favorite team's win. What's even more sad is that this is their method for expressing their joy -- by inflicting pain and destruction.
And now they're getting a parade!