Crowd Dancing on St. Louis Police Car Must “Face the Consequences,” Says Mayor | Law and order
ST. LOUIS – Mayor Tishaura Jones said on Monday that those in the crowd captured on video surrounding and damaging a downtown St. Louis police car over the weekend “will face the consequences of their behavior.” .
The commotion around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday was recorded and quickly spread across social media, including one with over 40,000 views on Facebook on Monday morning that was captured by Dwight Taper.
Members of the group in the 1500 block of Washington Avenue were shown dancing and jumping on the patrol car and trying to stomp the windshield with an officer inside.
“It was just a party that went too far in the end,” Taper said on Monday. “Everyone was just dancing around the car at first, but then some people took over.”
The patrol car was on hand to answer 13 calls reporting a large party on the top floor of a nearby building, police said. The officers tried to break up the party and more than 100 people began to gather on the streets.
“Everyone was playing music from their car and dancing in the street,” Taper said. Some of the group then surrounded the police car and stood on its roof. At one point, a member of the crowd opened the passenger side door, police said.