(Update: Reader video posted below) While I’m used to seeing the police blotter full of drunkards getting into it on Beech Street in the wee hours of the morning, I was quite surprised when a massive fight broke out at the Allegria on Sunday Evening.
According to the hotel, DJ Theo was playing a “roof party” at their outdoor/indoor roof bar. This event was canceled on the last two Sundays due to weather, but was held yesterday – despite the storm.
I’ve received several emails about this and haven’t seen it covered anywhere else, so I figured I’d put up what I saw (I’m in the area), and what I’ve been able to put together from the City.
The consensus is that 10-20 men and women engaged in a fist fight that spilled from the parking garage and lobby onto West Broadway – in the middle of the street. Quickly, more than 6 police cars arrived on the scene and 3 ambulances. LBPD worked to bring the situation under control on the street and several officers went into the hotel. They stayed on the scene for around an hour. It was not clear if anyone was arrested or injured.
Rich Corbett with the LBFD told SeabytheCity exclusively that:
“FD was called there by PD for an assault victim. After that person was transported to LBMC an assistant chief was on scene and requested 2 more ambulances to stand by due to multiple fights on multiple floors. Nobody else was transported. ”
I’ve reached out to the LBPD to find out what happened and what could have sparked such a scene – and will update when I hear back. Certainly, some level of unruliness occurs – and should be expected – when you pack a room with people and alcohol, but last night was over the top, even by Long Beach standards.
According to Facebook user “Laura” who posted on the Allegria’s Facebook Page:
“Things got a little crazy at the rooftop party last night. The music was bananas. The crowd was jersey shore wannabes unfortunately. Too much meat on show from the boobs hanging out to the steroid heads!”
At roughly 10PM, DJ Theo tweeted “5-0 shutting the party down :(”
Around 11PM, I saw a group of three older guests having a conversation with a hotel staffer in front of the lobby – with their baggage on a cart. A car pulled up, they put their luggage in and as they drove away, the hotel staffer said “have fun at the Marriott.” Not a good way to end the night.
A reader sent in this video of the brawl