Concerned residents wonder if Louisville's youth is out of control
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The city of Louisville is on high alert. Police patrols are up and officers are closely watching social media.
It's the same incident that police say triggered violent mob attacks Saturday night.
After reviewing surveillance video from that bus ride, police say the evidence was clear.
"I think it's going to get out of hand again because they're upset and when kids get together, people get upset, of course they're going to do something," Najisha McCubbins, a clerk at Bader's Food Mart, told WDRB.
McCubbins was behind the counter at Bader's Food Mart Saturday night when the unruly group of teens came in.
"I grabbed my husband, said go lock the door but it was just too late. It was way too late. They were running in here," she said. "I don't even want to go through what we went through Saturday. It was horrible."
McCubbins was happy to hear about the release of Anthony Rene Allen.
"If there was no video, he'd still be in jail because it was 5 against one and of course, that's witnesses. If someone was attacking me and I'd had a weapon that night, I'd have used it," said McCubbins.
But she's afraid the other teens involved will act out.
"I believe they will. Because they believe that little boy was in no wrong," she said.
"I'm not going to be scared to come to work. I have to pay my bills just like everybody else and they're not going to run me out of my city," said McCubbins.
Meanwhile, police have increased patrols and others in Louisville have been paying close attention to the recent violence for their own well being.
"People are scared to get on the bus now. You've got to worry about getting sucker punched in the face," Tony Young told WDRB.
"The young youth, they're taking over the towns, hurting the innocent ones and it's ridiculous with guns and stuff," said Gloria Fuqua.
"I think it's going to get worse. I think it's going to get a whole lot worse," added Young.
Some believe the violence is increasing because it's young people at the center of it, who don't understand the consequences.
"Does it scare me? With the young ones, yea because they don't know what they could be facing doing this kind of stuff. Some kids run up on me, I'm going to give them what they're asking for too," said Young.
"If things don't change around here, we're going to have to start defending ourselves," McCubbins told WDRB.
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