2 Alabama men charged after ‘takeover’ of Florida beach town

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Two Alabama men are accused of inciting or encouraging a riot after authorities said messages were spread online encouraging the spring break “takeover” of a Florida beach town.

Panama City Beach police say more than 160 people were arrested, about 75 illegal guns were confiscated and several businesses closed during a wild weekend late last month.

Police say social media influencers and others promoted “Panamaniac” on Facebook and other social media platforms. Panama City police say 20-year-old Demarion Ty’Quan Cooper; and 25-year-old Rashad Boyce Glasper were arrested Thursday at their homes in the Alabama cities of Troy and Wetumpka.

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4/8/2022 8:48:02 AM (GMT -5:00)

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