This past weekend alone, Florida officials seized 75 weapons from rampaging partygoers in a spring break beach town, enough weaponry to arm a small army.
On Sunday, the weekend turmoil came to a head with the non-fatal shooting of an Alabama man on Panama City Beach. In connection with the shooting, Javonte Sanders, 22, was apprehended.
Authorities in numerous Florida cities, including Miami Beach, have been fighting to keep spring break partying under control.
Following two shootings over the weekend, Miami Beach’s Democratic mayor, Dan Gelber, declared a state of emergency and placed a curfew on the South Beach region starting at 12:01 a.m. Until 6 a.m. on Thursday. Monday.
On Monday, cops in Panama Beach showcased a collection of confiscated firearms and recorded 161 arrests over the weekend.
Officials said employees at a nearby Walmart ducked for cover after a mob stormed the aisles, damaging products and wreaking havoc.
The troublemakers, according to Talamantez and other Panama City officials, were taking part in an event called Panamaniac, which was planned by certain online influencers.
“This isn’t what we want coming to our city. We want the spring breakers, we want the tourists. We don’t want this element,” Panama City Police Chief Mark Smith stated.