A fight between a large crowd of teenagers Saturday at a local theater resulted in police asking a local department store to ban juveniles from entering the store without adult supervision.
A large group of teens, some from Screven County and others from the Statesboro area, began fighting Saturday night at Cinema 12, said Statesboro Police Lt. Charles Forney.
An off-duty Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputy, working security at the theater, called for backup after being struck by a juvenile during his attempt to break up the fight, he said.
Other Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies as well as Statesboro Police arrived at the scene, where a crowd of possibly 75 teens had spilled outside of the theater, many involved in the melee, Forney said.
A deputy followed one teen involved in the fight, who had been combative with the deputy, to McDonalds nearby, he said. That teen, a juvenile, was arrested on obstruction charges with possible other pending charges, he said.
No further arrests were made, but police asked the management of Walmart, within short walking distance of the theater, to temporarily ban juveniles from entering the store without an adult in case the angry teens tried to continue the fight inside the store, he said.
Forney said there was no indication of reasons for the fight. After police arrival the crowd dispersed. “There was nothing serious, no serious injuries,” he said. “Just kids being kids.”