news4jax.com / Author: Matt Kinzig / Dec 26 2013 12:04:20 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
As police broke up a disturbance involving hundreds of young people outside a Northside theater on Christmas night, two young men and an three juveniles — one a teenage girl — were arrested.
More than 60 officers responded to the Regal River City Marketplace theater around 8:30 p.m. when an officer working off duty could not control a crowd estimated as high as 750 people.
Police say when the Regal River City Marketplace Theater was rushed by 25-30 people without tickets, an officer working off-duty used pepper spray to turn back the crowd, then called for backup.