'Blankets And Bottles' Twitter Beach Party Turns Ugly, Riot Police Called
A Twitter invite to a "Blankets and Bottles" party at Mother's Beach drew police in riot gear to break things up. It was either a party that "got out of hand" or became a "massive brawl," depending on who's telling the story.
CBS News reports that a "rowdy altercation" with as many as 200 people occurred Sunday at the beach in Marina del Rey. The "huge dust-up" was reported near 6:07 p.m. near 4135 Admiralty Way as authorities received calls about a loud crowd in the area, according to officials at the Marina del Rey sheriff’s station.
Sheriff's deputies showed up in riot gear and described the scene as "a large number of unruly people," but say that order was restored by 7:06 p.m. A police helicopter overhead ordered people to get into their cars and disperse.
Officials downplayed a report that a huge brawl had broken out, saying it was merely a party that "just got out of hand." Authorities said no one was injured and no arrests were made.
The invite to the beach event was sent out via Twitter at 11:28 a.m. by @ItzMikeH, who said, "Mothers Beach is about to be ridiculous today." He wasn't kidding.
If you never been to one of my parties just know its gonna be a lot of liquor and a lot of cool people— MIKE¤H (@ItzMikeH) June 9, 2013
Twitchy.com compiled a handy round-up of the night's events. People took to Twitter to report "200+ civilians fighting on the beach." Another reported "7 guys drinking and fighting."
Olympic track star Carol Rodriguez tweeted a Vine video of the police's arrival at 6:12 p.m.
She had earlier shared a video of people dancing at 5:55 p.m.