As police in State College, Pa., continue to assess the damage caused to the town by thousands of rioting fans following Penn State’s upset of Ohio State on Saturday, the estimated cost of those damages has gone up.
While the original estimate was around $18,000, State College police are now saying the riots caused nearly $30,000 worth of damage, the Daily Collegian reported Tuesday.
— The Daily Collegian (@DailyCollegian) October 25, 2016
Fans, mostly college-aged, flooded the downtown State College streets to celebrate after the Nittany Lions shocked then-No. 2 Ohio State, 24-21, on Saturday night. Most of the damage included torn streetlights and signs as well as a few small fires, police told the Collegian.
One Penn State student started a GoFundMe page this week in an effort to raise money for the damages. He set the goal for the original estimate of $18,000.