A York County deputy’s patrol car was damaged this weekend while the officer was trying to break up a fight during the opening weekend of Scarowinds, the annual Halloween-themed attraction at Carowinds.
An off-duty deputy responded to a “fight in progress” at the North Gate of the amusement park that straddles the state line at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.
Using a loud speaker, the deputy ordered people to leave the area.
Then another large group of people began to fight near the rear passenger side of his vehicle. The fight backed into the patrol car.
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It appeared some people were arguing and then pushing and attempting to take video of the scene, said Trent Faris, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office. Deputies working at the scene dispersed the crowd both times then again at a nearby restaurant, Faris said. No arrests were made.
After the crowd was broken up, the deputy noticed the rear passenger tail light cover was broken.
The Herald’s news partner, WSOC-TV, reported two teens who were beaten during the fight were treated on the scene for minor injuries.