Updated: Thursday, 28 Jan 2010, 11:11 PM MST
Published : Thursday, 28 Jan 2010, 11:11 PM MST
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Police arrested several adults and juveniles on Wednesday after they said an angry mob surrounded them at a southeast Albuquerque apartment complex.
But the case seems to be a she said, he said. What tenants at the apartment said happened Wednesday afternoon is completely different than what police have reported.
Police said they responded to the apartment complex near San Pedro Drive and Gibson Boulevard in southeast Albuquerque after the manager called to report kids from nearby schools trying to damage passing cars.
"When the cops asked them to leave the property they (the juveniles) started getting all irate," said apartment maintenance worker Brian Berry.
According to police documents, a pair of officers asked two teens, Ke-Ron Lucious and Tre'von Chambers, who didn't live there to leave. When they refused, police arrested the pair.
"The people who did live here just kind of stood around and looked," Berry said.
But police said a crowd of 50 — only ten of them kids — quickly surrounded them. Police said the crowd was yelling, with closed fists and rocks flying.
Shobre Green was in the crowd. Police said she tried to grab one of them and fell when an officer pushed her away and that only made the crowd angrier.
Police said the crowd started cussing and yelling "Obama." The officers claimed they got the group everything under control after they maced the crowd. They arrested Davon Jones, who they say tried to attack them, and detained a 10-year-old girl they suspected threw something at them.
"Basically abide by the law or deal with it," Berry said.
He said they've been trying to keep people who don't live at the apartment from loitering on the property.
No one was seriously hurt.