Surveillance video captures West Allis melee

Posted at 7:06 PM, Dec 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-27 20:06:39-05

Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the chaos Saturday night when an estimated 200 teens ran wild outside a West Allis roller rink.

West Allis police officers were dispatched to the Incredi-Roll Family Fun Center in the 10900 block of W. Oklahoma Ave. at about 7 p.m. after receiving reports of a large crowd gathering in the parking lot.

The crowd swelled after the roller rink reached capacity and denied admission to patrons.

Police say several people from the crowd blocked traffic at a nearby intersection, but TODAY's TMJ4 obtained surveillance video from the Mobil gas station next door showing the teens flooding the parking lot, entering the store and knocking over items.

Shahbaz Malik said he was forced to shut down for the night about 4 hours early, at 8 p.m.

"They should do something with those guys to control them and manage them because we got to do our business too. We cannot afford to do our stuff," Malik said.

Police say several of the teens initially refused orders to leave the area, but with the help of five other agencies, they were able to get everyone on their way by dispatching more county buses to the area

TODAY's TMJ4 has learned that three teens are facing charges in relation to the incident, one of them for allegedly throwing a piece of concrete at an officer. The officer was not hit, but another officer suffered a minor injury during the disturbance.

The owner of Incredi-Roll Skate and Family Fun Center tells TODAY'S TMJ4 that an online hoax said there was going to be a big party at his business this weekend. Because of what happened, he has canceled their New Years Eve skate, and decided to switch to a members-only skate Friday and Saturday nights to increase the security of his customers.