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]