Police said a fight Saturday night at Easton Town Center started after a group of teenagers were upset that a movie was sold out.
Easton mall security and officers on horseback and in cruisers responded to the mall at Easton at about 9:30 p.m., 10TV's Brittany Westbrook reported.
Police regained control of the crowd and directed the teenagers to the other side of Morse Crossing and away from the movie theater. That is where parents were able to pick up their children.
James Finnerty was there when the fight broke out.
"When we were in there, there was a huge crowd and I guess some people showed up to see the new Notorious B.I.G. movie, a bunch of young high school aged kids, and it got out of hand," Finnerty said. "(The police) were definitely outnumbered, but they seemed to be handling everything pretty well."
Bonnie, a parent who did not want 10TV to use her last name, said she was not happy about the response by police, Westbrook reported.
"It's ridiculous. Yeah we need to watch out for our children and everything, and we need to make them be responsible, but there's a better way to handle that," Bonnie said. "(They should have) kept all the kids at the community room until a parent was reached. Anything can happen to these kids."
Officials at Easton said their security officers were directing the teeangers to its community center.
Once the teenagers were evacuated from the movie theater, police allowed people with IDs back in. They had to be 21 or older to be allowed to return.
According to Easton Town Center policy, children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian while in the public areas after 9:30 p.m.
The incident remained under investigation.
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