600 brawl outside a movie theater on Christmas night, leading to some arrests. The story of the 600-person brawl comes from Jacksonville, FL., where five teens ended up behind bars. A report from ABC News on Thursday (Dec. 26) confirms that it all took place about 8:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday (Dec. 25). The area where it took place was the Hollywood River City 14 movie theater in Jacksonville.
The report states that a group of people "tried to storm the theater's doors without purchasing tickets." This apparently led to a lot of chaos at the scene and put an off-duty police officer that was working as a security guard in a really tough position. He ended up using pepper spray to force the group to disperse before locking the doors to the theater and calling in for backup.
The use of the pepper spray apparently added to the problems, creating what was described as a 600-person brawl in a parking lot about the size of a football field. Fighting took place as well as the vandalizing of vehicles there, with some people jumping on cars. It took 63 officers to help break up the chaos, with five teens getting arrested during it all. The good news was that only minor injuries were reported from it all.
Three of those arrested were charged with felonies, including resisting arrest.
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