Skaters Tear Up Los Angeles (Video)

Rampaging skater kids … the Apocalypse is clearly upon us. Report from NBC Los Angeles:

The mob of skateboarders and skate fans who ran amok through Hollywood on Saturday night, captured on a YouTube video by a driver caught in the middle of the mayhem, garnered national attention just as it attracted a swift crackdown by riot police.

Skaters were seen vandalizing businesses and throwing bottles, while bystanders are seen running — resulting in the deployment of more than 100 Los Angeles police officers in riot gear.

The incident began before 9 p.m. as about 1,500 skaters and skate fans showed up to a theater that only holds 600 people to watch a free premiere of “Bake and Destroy.”

Those reportedly turned away reacted in violence, police said.

“I just saw everyone in the street going crazy,” said a witness, Huckleberry Hamill.

The door, along with window displays, were destroyed.

The caretaker of the Vine Theatre that hosted the event refused to talk to an NBC4 reporter.

Jay Mok, the owner of Hollywood Tattoo, which is next door to the theater, said he hid inside his shop while vandals etched his car with the letter A for anarchy…

[continues at NBC Los Angeles]

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  • justagirl

    this warms a mother’s heart.

  • justagirl

    this warms a mother’s heart.

  • BrianApocalypse

    It’s only a few steps from this until we’re in the “Prayer of the Rollerboys” universe…

    http://youtu.be/w-_7EVc0JXs

  • BrianApocalypse

    It’s only a few steps from this until we’re in the “Prayer of the Rollerboys” universe…

    http://youtu.be/w-_7EVc0JXs

    • sonicbphuct

       holy corey haim! monday night just got made.

  • sonicbphuct

    hmm.. anaheim this summer, a restless fall? interesting.
    those crazy kids and immigrants … disrespecting the order dictated.

  • Simiantongue

    “… he hid inside his shop while vandals etched his car with the letter A for anarchy…”

    How can they know the A was for anarchy really? The letter A could have been for Australopithecus.  Those kids just might have been overexcited archeology groupies.

  • Simiantongue

    “… he hid inside his shop while vandals etched his car with the letter A for anarchy…”

    How can they know the A was for anarchy really? The letter A could have been for Australopithecus.  Those kids just might have been overexcited archeology groupies.

    • BrianApocalypse

       Yeah, or they could be Lo-Tek activists protesting against modern culture and the A stood for ‘Abacus’.

    • BrianApocalypse

       Yeah, or they could be Lo-Tek activists protesting against modern culture and the A stood for ‘Abacus’.

  • Simiantongue

    Pretty quick response time is the impression I get from stories of this spontaneous situation.  Makes you wonder if the powers that be are anticipating widespread strife.

  • Simiantongue

    Pretty quick response time is the impression I get from stories of this spontaneous situation.  Makes you wonder if the powers that be are anticipating widespread strife.

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