Orlando Invades Daytona Beach! Black people ignore social distancing to party in the streets of Volusia County! Florida Man!
A lonely man reacts to Florida man news of Crowds gathered for what was supposed to be Orlando Invades Daytona. More than 200 people gathered and were seen partying and dancing despite restrictions, authorities say. According to officials, the same event was permitted to happen last year. This year, authorities said a permit was not filed. What do you think about this foolishness?
“Were there massive crowds? Absolutely. Did we get slammed? Absolutely,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said.
City officials received numerous phone calls and messages worried for their safety as large crowds began to form on A1A.
“We need to find out where we can go further from this,” Daytona Beach Shores Council Member Billie Wheeler said. “Our citizens were locked down. I was hearing nothing but terror from residents.”
The massive crowds come as tourist destinations like Daytona Beach, begin to welcome back visitors after COVID-19 shutdowns.
However, the events on Saturday promoted some visitors to pack their bags and leave, according to Wheeler.
“One hotel had 26 families move out,” Wheeler said.
According to officials, authorities received a 90% compliance from most people, and crowds were gone by 11:30 p.m.
“I can’t lock people up if they’re not breaking the law. Everyone is welcome to Daytona Beach,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri sad.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office released helicopter images showing the large Memorial Day weekend crowds surrounding a car outside a beachfront mall as men stood on the sunroof and out the windows throwing money around and blocking traffic.
“Traffic is completely shut down with probably 200 people in the middle of the road,” officials in a helicopter said.
Video from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office shows a large group of people gathered around a white car on A1A.
“It looks like there are two people out the sunroof throwing money,” the pilot said. “They’re clearly throwing cash at the crowd.”
Images show the group scattering when officers arrived, but another large group then gathered around a different vehicle.
People can be seen dancing in the bed of trucks, on top of a Jeep and crowding in the middle of the street.
“The crowds were compliant when asked to disperse. No arrests were made,” Daytona Beach Police said.