Four Arrested in Bridgeport During World Cup Celebration

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    Antonio Garcia (left), Shannon Mahoney (top right) and Daniel Carrasco (bottom right) were three of four people arrested in a post-game World Cup celebration flooding Madison Avenue in Bridgeport.

    Police made several arrests on Monday night when a celebration after a World Cup game in Bridgeport got out of control.

    Police were in the Madison Avenue area for traffic control after the match when they learned that a man had been hit with a bottle and was unconscious, police said.

    Officers tried to keep him still until the ambulance came, but the crowd became hostile, police said.
    Shannon Mahoney, 22, of Stratford, who was covered in blood, tried to incite the group, according to police.

    Antonio Garcia, 30, of West Haven, is accused of trying to tackle the police officer.   

    Police also arrested Daniel Carrasco, 46, of Hamden, in connection with the incident.

    Three hours earlier, police arrested a man accused of reckless driving in the same location. Officers were directing traffic when they noticed Filipe Rodrigues-DeSouza, 23, of Bridgeport, rev his engine, spin his tires and almost hit another car, police said.

    When police flagged him down, Rodrigues-DeSouza told police he borrowed the car and did not have a license, police said.

    Inside the car, police found a glass jar with marijuana, several cell phones, a scale, and other drug paraphernalia, police said.

    Rodrigues-DeSouza was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell within 1500 feet of a school, operating a drug factory and various motor vehicle charges. Bond was set at $10,000.

    Garcia and Mahoney were charged with assaulting a police officer. Carrasco, Garcia and Mahoney were charged with breach of peace.

    Brazil defeated Cameroon 4-1 that evening at the same time, playing at the same time as Mexico and Croatia (3-1 victory to Mexico), according to FIFA. Police did not say which game the crowds were watching.

    Rodrigues-DeSouza's bond was set at $10,000, Garcia's bond was set at $50,000, Mahoney's bond was set at $25,000 and Carrasco's bond was set at $500.