Parents angry at cops for detaining their kids after 200 teens ran amok, fireworks set off, fire started — in shopping mall

Parents angry at cops for detaining their kids after 200 teens ran amok, fireworks set off, fire started — in shopping mall


Some Los Angeles-area parents are angry at police for detaining their kids after 200 teens ran amok, fireworks were set off, and a fire was started — inside a shopping mall.

In the end, cops detained and cited more than 70 juveniles Saturday night in connection with a major disturbance at the SouthBay Pavilion Mall in Carson, KTLA-TV reported, adding that some parents and relatives called the law enforcement response excessive.

One mom complained to KTLA that her 11-year-old detained son has ‘no paperwork, never been in trouble, he gets straight As, and he’s a [sic] athlete.’

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded around 5:30 p.m. to reports of what the station called a “large and unruly gathering” of about 200 minors that resulted in the mall closing

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