Businesses fear negative impact from teens causing issues near Schiller Park

Surveillance video shows a group of juveniles following customers out to their car and harassing them near Schiller Park. (Courtesy: Valter Veliu)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The traditions are strong inside Valter's; the German food, music — and one tradition owner Valter Veliu wants to stop.

“Usually, we have anywhere from 7-year-old to 16-year-old kids just create chaos on the patios across the street at Gresso's, McDonald's” he said.

He says a group of teens has made a habit of coming inside his restaurant not to eat, but cause problems. Veliu shared surveillance video of the group following customers out to their car and harassing them.

“They will come in, sit and try to create chaos like yelling, screaming. We politely ask them to leave,” Veliu said.

Veliu says kids walk around the patio area just to be disruptive. He's hoping police, or better yet, parents, will put a stop to it.

“I would just like to see the parents to step up,” he said.

This isn't the first time in the past few months 10TV has reported on unruly teens in the Schiller Park area.

In July, a group of women say they were attacked in the park by a group of girls as young as 11 years old.

Business owners say they are fed up and hope something is done before their businesses are impacted.

“We can't do anything. If there's something we can do, we will do. What can we do?” Veliu said.