PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has charged two Delaware County men in connection to the Super Bowl block party that turned into a destructive rampage near Temple University.
Twenty-one-year-old Nicholas Faraglia, of Clifton Heights, and 23-year-old Edward Pearce, of Aldan, both turned themselves in separately on Wednesday to Central Detectives, the DA's office said. They were both accompanied by attorneys.
Faraglia and Pearce have been charged with Criminal Mischief, Riot, Criminal Conspiracy, Reckless Endangerment of Another Person, and Disorderly Conduct.
Action News has confirmed that Faraglia is a Temple student. School officials said he will likely face disciplinary action.
"Both individuals have no prior criminal convictions, and both should be Released on Own Recognizance (ROR) under a Stay Away Order (SAO) from the incident area and complainant," the DA's office said.
Police said the suspects were involved in flipping a car around 4:20 p.m. Sunday on the 1700 block of Arlington Street while a massive crowd filled the street.
Officers arrived at the scene and found the silver 2008 Volvo S80 sedan on its roof in the middle of the street, with the windows broken and license plate removed.
The crowd was eventually dispersed with no further incidents or arrests, the DA's Office said.
Later that day, around 5:19 p.m., the DA's office said the owner of the vehicle discovered it flipped over and severely damaged and reported it to the police.
Video of the vandalism began circulating on social media.
"These young men got out of control. They engages in property damage and they weren't shy about it." District Attorney Larry Krasner said.
Police said Faraglia, wearing a Brent Celek #87 jersey, and Pearce, wearing a #25 LeSean McCoy jersey, were seen in the video helping flip the vehicle onto its roof and climbing on top.
Authorities released images and video of the incident on Tuesday, seeking the public's help in identifying the suspects.
Action News reached out to both men and stopped by their homes on Thursday, but they were not available.
"I think the bottom line is more books, less booze," Krasner said.
Richard Pierce's car was also damaged during the unruly incident. He said someone smashed his windshield, door handles and rearview mirrors during the chaos.
Since the destruction, the Temple community and nearby neighbors have stepped up to raise money for Pierce to get the car repairs he needs.
"We saw his car and felt really bad about it. Our goal was $1,000, obviously, we smashed that goal. Never thought it would get up to where it is now -- I think $11,000," Temple University senior Matthew Giovannini said.
Pierce, who is a Temple alum himself, says the support has been touching.
"It really touched me. Actually, it brought me to tears. I never cry. I was really shocked by it all. I didn't expect all of this," Pierce said.
Anyone with further information about the incident is asked to Philadelphia police at 215-686-TIPS.