2 arrested in Coolidge Park disturbance during "Movies in the Park"
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - A swarm of Chattanooga police officers rushed to Coolidge Park Saturday night to deal with what's being called a "disturbance" that landed two juveniles in custody.
At one point just before 11:00 p.m., police radio traffic could be heard saying "we need everyone there." Fortunately, this incident turned out to be much less serious than the shootings a few months ago.
The family organization First Things First was hosting its annual "Movies in the Park" event and featuring the children's movie, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs", when teenagers began creating a disturbance.
Chattanooga police Sgt. Adrian Gibb told our partners at the Times Free Press the juveniles had been asked to stop two or three times when they were eventually told to leave the park.
"It's a family event and they were being a disturbance," Gibb told the newspaper.
"When they were told to leave they apparently didn't want to. They left and are now on their way to a juvenile facility," Sgt. Gibb added.
This is being described as an isolated incident where no punches were thrown.