NEW: 11 juveniles arrested after unruly Saturday night in Boynton


An unruly Saturday night in Boynton Beach led to 11 juveniles’ arrests, according to city police.

Trouble started shortly before 9 p.m. at the Boynton Beach Mall where as many as 300 teenagers reportedly were loitering. One teen told authorities an Instagram post earlier that day told people to gather at the mall that evening for a fight.

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When the mall closed at 9 p.m., the crowd relocated to the nearby Cinemark Theatres. They wanted to see “Insidious: The Last Key,” according to a police report, but the next showing of the horror film wasn’t until 10:30 p.m. and the doors to the theater wouldn’t open until 10 p.m.

So the gaggle of juveniles — and 17 officers — waited inside and just outside the Cinemark building. Before the film, multiple fights broke out, causing theater employees to cancel the showing. The teens were ordered to leave.

Many ignored those initial orders, according to police records, so at least one officer pulled out pepper spray and threatened to use it if they didn’t leave the theater.

Despite a few who resisted arrest, most teens cleared the area and spilled over into nearby restaurants — Buffalo Wild Wings, IHOP, Bru’s Room and McDonald’s — and a 24 Hour Fitness along Congress Avenue, according to police records.

In total, 11 teens were arrested on misdemeanor charges, mainly resisting arrest and disturbance-related offenses, police records show. All of the juveniles were released to their parents.

One of those teens stopped at a hospital first, though, for injuries sustained after falling face first over a cement planter while running from authorities.

At least four officers sustained cuts and other injuries while responding to the disturbances that night.

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