Students intending to blow off steam ended up starting a riot.
The raucous ruckus went down this weekend at UC Santa Barbera in California. The massive party, named ‘Deltopia,’ devolved into a dystopian nightmare, as street signs came tumbling, fires were lit, and authorities were injured.
A university police officer was hurt after he was struck with a backpack filled with bottles of alcohol. According to the Santa Barbera County Sheriff, the officer required ‘extensive suturing’ as a result of the blow, which split open the officer’s forehead.
The officer had been responding to the event as it spiraled out of control, initially attempting to break up a fight. Once an arrest was made, the event quickly became a melee. Of the 15,000 in attendance, 100 were arrested and dozens hurt. Five officers were injured.
Main photo: Spring Breakers rioting [KTLA screenshot]