SEVERAL INJURED IN THEATER FIGHT
Miami Herald, The (FL) - April 26, 1984
Author: UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
One person was taken to the hospital and several others suffered minor injuries when fighting broke out among a crowd of people waiting to see a horror show in Jacksonville Tuesday night.
Between 1,500 and 1,700 people were waiting in the parking lot of the movie theater when the fights broke out, police reported. A witness said Wednesday most of the people were local students on spring break.
"They were gathering all day long, said Lou Ella Johnson, a student at a nearby barber school. "By the time evening came, there was just a swarm of teenagers, not knowing what to do with themselves."
Marcus Hobby, 15, was treated and released from University Hospital after the crowd pushed him against a cashier’s window that broke.
Police said a similar disturbance took place last week in the theater ’s parking lot.
"There was a larger crowd this week, and it was very
violent," officer R.D. Williamson said.
The theater , which was showing Friday the 13th The Final Chapter, was closed after the fighting Tuesday.