The Toledo Police Department released a report of fights at the Franklin Park Mall.
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG). Toledo police made several trips to the mall on Monday after fights broke out between teenagers. A police report on one of the incidents gives a better idea of what happened.
While officers received reports of teenagers fighting at the mall, officers said most of the fights were stopped upon their arrival. However, law enforcement officers reported the detention of several minors during a fight.
The report says that the fight took place near the cinema, several girls were detained. In addition, the security guard was attacked when he tried to force other teenagers to leave the place.
“In one of the incidents, a security guard was doused with some kind of liquid during one of the fights,” said TPD public relations officer Lt. Paul Davis. “In this case, the juveniles were detained and handed over to their parents without charge.”
Lieutenant Davis said all the people involved were minors. TPD is currently working hard to ensure that the Franklin Park Mall is a safe place for everyone.
“One of the things we did was increase the number of our patrols,” said Lieutenant Davis. “There are off-duty officers who work and are hired through the mall.”
Lieutenant Davis called it an isolated incident, but he also warns that in most cases, such fights do not arise out of nowhere.
“Every time this happens, chances are the kids that are there can see that it’s about to escalate into this, or they know that this person is saying they’re going to fight this person before we when or find out about it, ”said the lieutenant. Davis.
TPD advice for parents and children: “So I’m just urging them to trust us, trust an adult to go and tell them, ‘Hey, this person and this person look like they’re probably going to fight or should meet.’ here and fight. This way we can be notified and be on site before it even happens,” said Lieutenant Davis.
In response to these incidents, Franklin Park mall management told 13abc that the safety of buyers and sellers is the mall’s top priority.
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