Vince Lombardi arrested on Super Bowl Sunday

Posted Feb. 07, 2011, at 12:47 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 07, 2011, at 7:49 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — After winning Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers took home the Vince Lombardi trophy, named for their football franchise’s late, legendary coach.

Earlier on Super Bowl Sunday, Ellsworth police took a less well-known Vincent Lombardi, 38, of Kenduskeag to jail.

Ellsworth police Officer Chad Wilmot arrested Lombardi early Sunday morning after he allegedly tried to break into a local auto parts store.

According to Detective Dottie Small, Officer Wilmot was on routine patrol just after midnight Sunday when he saw a man tumbling down a snowbank on Route 1 beyond the Triangle. As Wilmot stopped to check on the man, dispatchers received an alarm notification from the nearby business.

“We assumed he was running from the audible alarm and was trying to make his escape,” Small said.

The glass door of the business had been smashed, but nothing was missing from the store.

Lombardi was charged with attempted burglary, criminal mischief and probation violation. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail, where he remained in custody Monday morning.

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