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Jacksonville, FL: 600-Person Brawl Outside Regal River City Marketplace Stadium 14

Posted on Friday, December 27th, 2013. Last Updated on Monday, December 30th, 2013 1:55 PM by Scott Jentsch

600 people were involved in a fight in the parking lot of the Regal River City Marketplace Stadium 14 in Jacksonville, Florida on December 25, 2013, according to a new story posted by ABC News:

Five teenagers were arrested when a 600-person brawl broke out in a Florida movie theater’s parking lot on Christmas night.

Described by police as a “melee,” the fight occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday outside the Hollywood River City 14 movie theater in Jacksonville when a group tried to storm the theater’s doors without purchasing tickets, police said. Several had rushed an off-duty police officer working as a security guard.

The officer “administered pepper spray to disperse the group, locked the doors and called for backup, following protocol,” said Lauri-Ellen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Soon after the pepper spray was used, “upward of 600 people moving throughout a parking lot about the size of a football field began fighting, disrupting and jumping on cars,” she said.

Sixty-two police officers were called to the scene to break up the brawl, “sequestering them and separating them,” Smith said.

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