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Family Attacked by Mob of Teens at Six Flags

Headline reads: Nightmare at Six Flags: Teens Cut Family in Line; Sucker Punch 12-Year-Old.

Details from article allege that group of teens cut line ahead of family waiting; words were exchanged; preteen boy punched; father steps in to defend son; teens attack family.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...175751911.html

How many have witnessed (or experienced) anything similar (not counting saloon parking lot brawls) with people at a park, mall, concert, family event getting into a brawl? I seen a few fisticuffs at ball games between parents, but that's about it.
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Re: Family Attacked by Mob of Teens at Six Flags

It used to be a problem at the New Mexico State Fair. Gangs would go as a group to the midway, threaten fairgoers, and have gang fights with each other. There were several stabbings. The problem was solved by a large increase of police presence.
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I've seen similar. Hell, when I was 12 some asshole on a cruise ship basically body slammed me to get a seat for some shitty show. It's crazy how much the internet has changed the amount of "incident news" we get, still not sure if that's what drove my parents paranoid or if that was just natural with aging.
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Same thing happened to my local festival every year before they finally shut it down a few years ago.
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Re: Family Attacked by Mob of Teens at Six Flags

Originally Posted by creekdipper View Post
Headline reads: Nightmare at Six Flags: Teens Cut Family in Line; Sucker Punch 12-Year-Old.

Details from article allege that group of teens cut line ahead of family waiting; words were exchanged; preteen boy punched; father steps in to defend son; teens attack family.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...175751911.html

How many have witnessed (or experienced) anything similar (not counting saloon parking lot brawls) with people at a park, mall, concert, family event getting into a brawl? I seen a few fisticuffs at ball games between parents, but that's about it.
I wonder what the excuse will be this time for justified violence.

Punkass Kids: "But, the 12-year old cut in line before we did! We were just defending ourselves and others. The kid deserved to be punched!"
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Maybe they were "wilding."
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Re: Family Attacked by Mob of Teens at Six Flags

Six Flags Magic Mountain in California famously had a killing in the parking lot back in the early '90s. There was a murder at Disneyland a LONG time ago, like '60s or '70s. EDIT: I just checked. It was 1981.

Maybe 10 years back there was a fight in the line for the Haunted Mansion and one guest pepper sprayed another guest.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain in California famously had a killing in the parking lot back in the early '90s.
When there was "backstreet" we had a lot of problems with that. it really became unsafe.

These problems persisted until they stopped the live bands and stuff.

My wife was called to jury duty and there was a teenage kid who had brought in a knife to MM and when she was caught by security with it she fought with them and hurt one of the guards and it became a big deal. She was found not-guilty by one member of the jury who said she seemed like a nice girl and he didn't want to see her have anything on her record.
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Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
There was a murder at Disneyland a LONG time ago, like '60s or '70s. EDIT: I just checked. It was 1981.
I'm surprised there haven't been more line-rage induced homicides at Disneyland with how many visitors the place gets.
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I'm surprised there haven't been more line-rage induced homicides at Disneyland with how many visitors the place gets.
the hidden security there is pretty insane
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When there was "backstreet" we had a lot of problems with that. it really became unsafe.

These problems persisted until they stopped the live bands and stuff.

My wife was called to jury duty and there was a teenage kid who had brought in a knife to MM and when she was caught by security with it she fought with them and hurt one of the guards and it became a big deal. She was found not-guilty by one member of the jury who said she seemed like a nice girl and he didn't want to see her have anything on her record.
And that little girl grew up to be the late former Attorney General Janet Reno. All she needed was a chance to change her life.

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Originally Posted by DaveNinja View Post
the hidden security there is pretty insane
Yep. Disneyland doesn't fuck around.
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Re: Family Attacked by Mob of Teens at Six Flags

Originally Posted by funkyryno View Post
I'm surprised there haven't been more line-rage induced homicides at Disneyland with how many visitors the place gets.
The murder in 1981 did not take place in a line.
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the hidden security there is pretty insane
I remember my cousin and I were trying to drop pennies on go carts while we were on the sky ride. Of course, cameras caught us in action and security was waiting when the ride ended. Somehow we talked our way of getting thrown out of the park, we were just stupid kids. This was back in the 80's, I can't imagine the surveillance they have now!
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I remember a street fair in Downtown, Los Angeles that I went to with my family many years back, and I believe in the evening there was supposed to be a concert that turned violent because The Ramones were a no-show (my family was long gone by then), it spoiled things because the fair was supposed to be an annual event but it was cancelled. Okay, I found an article talking about the violence at the Street Scene, which caused the event to be cancelled in 1987. Sigh...remembering that day, it is a shame this did not turn into an annual event, it was actually pretty awesome.

http://articles.latimes.com/1986-09-...1_street-scene
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Great America is adjacent to some pretty crappy areas - not surprised.
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, I can't imagine the surveillance they have now!
snipers in the Matterhorn!
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I hate line-skippers anyway. And, a gang that forces themselves in line (in front of a 12-year old & his 50-something parents) and then proceed to beat the victims up when they speak up are all scumbags. They should all be beaten to within an inch of their lives, and then thrown in jail for 50 years.

I have had assholes skip ahead of me in line & I have always said something; in most cases we just yell at each other. It doesn't do much good, but at least it makes me feel better that they know I'm not going to just take it without saying anything.

Yet another reason why online shopping is great.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain in California famously had a killing in the parking lot back in the early '90s. There was a murder at Disneyland a LONG time ago, like '60s or '70s. EDIT: I just checked. It was 1981.

Maybe 10 years back there was a fight in the line for the Haunted Mansion and one guest pepper sprayed another guest.
I was at Disneyland for my birthday on Alhambra Night January 1975. My little brother got sick, so spent a bunch of time in the infirmary. First a guy came in shot in the arm, then another guy shot in the shoulder, then a girl shot in the head, it just made a gouge by her eye and she was crying a bunch, but they all seemed ok. Strangely, I don't think they closed the park or that we left, which seems unbelievable to me now. It was the last Alhambra Night though.
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^^^Are you sure that you guys didn't warp to some MASH unit? I would have gotten the hell out of there the first chance.
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Chicago. I can see if this happened in the south there would be a bunch of people kicking the shit out of these teens.
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What's an Alhambra Night? I've never heard of that incident.
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I remember my cousin and I were trying to drop pennies on go carts while we were on the sky ride. Of course, cameras caught us in action and security was waiting when the ride ended. Somehow we talked our way of getting thrown out of the park, we were just stupid kids. This was back in the 80's, I can't imagine the surveillance they have now!
My wife and I, along with some of her family went to Disney World for the Food and Wine festival at Epcot a couple weeks ago. We got fast passes for the new Avatar ride Flights of Passage (which is amazing.) There must have been no less than 20 cameras just on the queue for the ride. I can only imagine how many there are around all of the parks. We got to see first hand how fast security is. They seemingly came out of nowhere when a belligerent guy and his family started screaming at a cast member about their fast passes (they didn't have any) to Flights of Passage.
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What's an Alhambra Night? I've never heard of that incident.
I believe it's just a City of Alhambra sponsored night at Disneyland
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We got fast passes for the new Avatar ride Flights of Passage (which is amazing.) There must have been no less than 20 cameras just on the queue for the ride. I can only imagine how many there are around all of the parks. We got to see first hand how fast security is. They seemingly came out of nowhere when a belligerent guy and his family started screaming at a cast member about their fast passes (they didn't have any) to Flights of Passage.
We were there in August and chose to take in the "experience" that is getting to the park at least 30 minutes before it opens for an Extra Magic Hour morning (that meant 7:30am) so we could join the tense mob trying to position themselves to be one of the first in the Flight of Passage line. Before we even got past the turnstiles we witnessed a guy going full on violent with all those around him because his tickets were not working and he had to be pulled aside to work with Guest Services (which was unacceptable because it meant probably being 30 minutes late in getting in line). The rest of the process went OK, but only because they had Cast Members and cameras about every 20 feet to make sure assholes didn't try to trample people and cut in front of others. We had made it off the ride by 8:10 and left that area behind. We have read experiences from others that ran into people that had to be escorted away by multiple security agents because they were like that guy at the turnstile. At at that point the wait time was already well over 2 hours.

It was no different a couple years back in DCA for opening of Radiator Springs Racers. Sadly there are some real assholes that buy tickets to Disney Parks and feel they are different than everybody else that also purchased a ticket. But Disney usually handles it well, and very few (if any guests) and harmed.

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