Are These Urban Legends Related to the Super Bowl True?

Among the legends related to the Super Bowl are two urban legends.

One is that there usually is a downturn in crime because people are watching the Super Bowl.

Los Angeles police spokesman Officer Mike Lopez said there was no way to tell if the Super Bowl was impacting crime statistics for Sunday. The statistics for Sunday's crimes that happened during the hours of the Super Bowl game won't be immediately available, he said.

"I can tell you this, I only had one media call all day and that was you," Lopez told City News Service.

Another legend is that the use of plumbing during the half time of the Super Bowl can tax a municipality's water system.

No one from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was available for comment about that, but there were no reports of broken mains citywide, nor in Los Angeles County.

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