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Old Posted Dec 26, 2006, 9:34 PM
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A Riot Broke Out in A Movie Theater at My Home Town

Metro East teens run amok in theater lobby
By Denise Hollinshed
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
12/26/2006

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS -- Police had to use pepper spray to control an unruly crowd of about 200 teenagers who had gathered in the lobby of the St. Clair 10 Cine when fighting broke out. The melee prompted the theater to close on Christmas.

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When it was over with, a 15-year-old was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Police got a 911 call at 9:15 p.m. from an employee identified only as Bonnie at thetheater, at 50 Ludwig Drive, reporting an unruly crowd.

The employee said that fights were breaking out and that a loud large crowd had gathered in the lobby of the theater.

After shouting "Oh my God!" Bonnie reported that some people were even standing on top of video game machines in the lobby.

The first officer at the scene encountered about 200 youths and used pepper mace to try to control those who were fighting. About 20 police officers from six police agencies arrived to try to control the crowd.

No one was injured in the melee, although one person had to have his eyes washed out because of the pepper spray, police said.

On the 911 tape, Bonnie can be heard shouting to customers above the chaotic uproar, "We're closing up -- get out!"
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Stay classy eastside.
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Old Posted Dec 26, 2006, 10:41 PM
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Kind of reminds me of when I was working mids in Prince George's county Maryland. Except there were usually weapons in the PG brawls.
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Old Posted Dec 26, 2006, 10:54 PM
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I bet it broke out after people saw Santa Claus 2.
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Old Posted Dec 26, 2006, 11:34 PM
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It shows it doesn't matter the time in history, teenagers can always live up to their negative stereotypes. lol
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You know it.
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This is why we need more abortions...
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2006, 5:14 AM
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Wow...
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You really do have a hard time reading sarcasm, don't you.
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2006, 5:28 AM
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I realized it was sarcasm from the get go, but it still seems in bad taste.
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It was 1993 and I was entering a movie theater in Park Forest, IL. I was asked to remove my baseball cap because of it's potential gang affiliation. It was a Cubs hat!
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Guess what? West side of Springfield shots were fired inside the movie theatre and then continued outside, one man was wounded, apparently found a few blocks away.
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