16 Ohio amusement park workers arrested after weekend melee
CLEVELAND — Sixteen workers at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky were arrested in connection with a late night fight at an employee recreation center during the weekend while the park was shut down by a water main break, police said on Tuesday.
All 16 were charged with felony aggravated rioting; 15 with disorderly conduct; and one with assaulting an officer, Sandusky police said.
No injuries were reported in the fight early Sunday. All of the workers arrested were from Michigan and Ohio and ranged in age from 19 to 32, police said.
Cedar Point hires more than 5,000 seasonal employees each summer, and many live in or near the park in employee dormitories, according to the company's website.
“For 16 kids out of thousands of employees to be a problem, it isn't that bad. I try to look on the bright side,” Sandusky Assistant Police Chief Phil Frost said.
Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said on Tuesday that park police arrested several workers in connection withthe incident.
He did not say whether the workers would be fired.
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