Mall Mayhem: Over 1,000 Teens Shut Down Kentucky Mall

ABC News

A mall in Louisville, Kentucky, reopened this morning after over 1,000 teens loitering, fighting and refusing to leave businesses forced the shopping center to shut down Saturday night, police said.

Around 7 p.m., police started to receive disturbance calls from the Mall St. Mathews regarding “juveniles who were loitering, refusing to leave businesses, fights, those kinds of things,” St. Matthews Police spokesman Dennis McDonald told ABC News today.

McDonald said the department always stations an extra police presence at the mall during the holidays, and there were six officers at the mall Saturday assigned to help mall security.

“As they responded, those calls continued to mount up and they could not handle the volume of calls that they were receiving,” he said.

The incidents involved between 1,000 and 2,000 teens, McDonald said. Calls continued to pour in, so police requested assistance from neighboring agencies.

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So ABC News isn’t reporting the racial make up of the teens involved…any guesses? – OP


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