ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Police arrested several adults and juveniles on Wednesday afterthey said an angry mob surrounded them at a southeast Albuquerqueapartment complex.
But the case seems to be a she said, he said. What tenants atthe apartment said happened Wednesday afternoon is completelydifferent than what police have reported.
Police said they responded to the apartment complex near SanPedro Drive and Gibson Boulevard in southeast Albuquerque after themanager called to report kids from nearby schools trying to damagepassing cars.
"When the cops asked them to leave the property they (thejuveniles) started getting all irate," said apartment maintenanceworker Brian Berry.
According to police documents, a pair of officers asked twoteens, Ke-Ron Lucious and Tre'von Chambers, who didn't live thereto leave. When they refused, police arrested the pair.
"The people who did live here just kind of stood around andlooked," 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 oneof them and fell when an officer pushed her away and that only madethe crowd angrier.
Police said the crowd started cussing and yelling "Obama." Theofficers claimed they got the group everything under control afterthey maced the crowd. They arrested Davon Jones, who they say triedto attack them, and detained a 10-year-old girl they suspectedthrew 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 theapartment from loitering on the property.
No one was seriously hurt.
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