Spring Break Party Near UCSB Goes Nuts, Leads To Dozens Of Injuries And Arrests
More than 100 people were arrested and dozens were hurt when a spring break party Saturday night at Santa Barbara County’s Isla Vista community went overboard.Authorities had to resort to tear gas, pepper spray, flash-bang grenades and foam projectiles to break up the crowd, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times, though really those last two make it sound like they just added to the party.
More than 15,000 people (!) attended the party known as Deltopia near UC Santa Barbara, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. When a UCSB police officer arrested someone for sneaking in alcohol, people began throwing rocks and bottles at officers.
Officers declared it an unlawful assembly, and signs were ripped down, small fires cropped up and police cars were damaged. At least five officers were injured, including one who was hit in the face with a brick.
People on social media captured pictures of the gnarly party of the century. Santa Barbara, bros!