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Panama City Beach businesses, residents shaken by spring break vandalism, violence
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Millions of tourists travel to Florida for Spring Break, but can beach towns keep up? The Florida Hotel & Lodging Association is seeing 50% staffing levels during the busiest time of the year.
Residents and local businesses of Panama City Beach, Florida, have spoken out against the spring break violence and vandalism that broke out over the weekend.
Chaos that befell the popular resort destination in the Florida Panhandle resulted in 161 arrests, including 78 people from Alabama, and the seizure of 75 guns, Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford said Monday. Panama City Police Chief Eusebio Talamantez Jr. said the number of guns taken off the streets of the tourist destination could "arm a small army."
FLORIDA: OVER 160 ARRESTS IN PANAMA CITY BEACH AS SPRING BREAK CROWDS DISRUPT THE AREA
The weekend of violence also left a 21-year-old man from Alabama with a gunshot wound to a foot when shots rang out at a Waffle House, police said.