Skaters were seen vandalizing businesses and throwing bottles, while bystanders are seen running — resulting in the deployment of more than 100 Los Angeles police officers in riot gear.
The incident began before 9 p.m. as about 1,500 skaters and skate fans showed up to a theater that only holds 600 people to watch a free premiere of “Bake and Destroy.”
Those reportedly turned away reacted in violence, police said.
“I just saw everyone in the street going crazy," said a witness, Huckleberry Hamill.
The door, along with window displays, were destroyed.