SHUT IT DOWN
Shut it down! Those were the words to the Apple Festival vendors from the Elyria Police 20 minutes before the scheduled closing time on Saturday night. The decision was made due to a number of fights that were breaking out in Ely Square. Some of the vendors were not real happy about it because they still had a line of customers. One vendor said, “I understand the decision by the police but what I want is for the kids who were fighting to come over and pay me the money I am losing”. Another vendor who witnessed some of the fights said she was happy to hut down early. “Better to be safe then sorry, if the police didn’t shut it down and something bad happened then people would be asking why they didn’t." Some people didn’t even know about the fights due to the quick actions and strategic positioning by the Elyria Police, Park Rangers and Auxiliaries.
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