Hotel Party Gets Out of Hand; Arrests Made

The gathering for high school aged people was held in San Francisco.


By Bay City News Service

A party for high school-age attendees at a San Francisco hotel Friday night resulted in two arrests. Two others were doused with pepper spray, a San Francisco police spokesman said.

Police were called to the InterContinental San Francisco hotel ballroom, located at 888 Howard St., around 10:30 p.m. to assist hotel management when a roughly 800-guest party organized for high school-age students (college students were also in attendance) broke out into several fights, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Management tried to shut down the event, including turning on the lights, however the event's DJ tried to persuade attendees to stay and continue the party, Shyy said.

Police arrived and escorted partiers out of the hotel. Two attendees were arrested on unspecified misdemeanor charges, Shyy said, while two others were pepper sprayed.

One attendee said he was standing next to police officers who took out tasers.

No other injuries were reported at the event. Shortly before midnight, the party had ended and all guests had left the area, Shyy said.

The party, which included young people from the Peninsula, was hosted by FrequencySF and was scheduled to end at midnight, according to the organization's flyer.

One employee posted on a Facebook page:

"Just to make it clear to everyone. FREQUENCY SF is NOT about drama and fighting. FREQUENCY about haven a good time and twerkin. All the fights were not caused by us. If u gnna talk bad about frequency think bout all the people who was fightin. They the reason it got shut down."

An attendee posted: "I believe this party was truly worldstar material."

Several other attendees reported having a good time despite the apparent isolated violence.

FrequencySF was founded by Yung Spitta, who attended El Camino High and graduated from Jefferson High.

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Dee January 02, 2013 at 07:11 PM
With 800 people you're bound to have some trouble, I agree. But as a parent of teenagers I would never consent to having them attend a hotel party in the city with 800 people! Sounds like trouble to me. Perhaps many of those kids went without telling their parents where they really were. So it makes me wonder how kids are being raised these days, or are parents more lenient or just not paying attention? Are kids different today or are the parents parenting differently?
Jo Tog January 03, 2013 at 08:14 PM
I have raised many kids, including my own. The Ten Commandments needs to be put back in all public buildings, cause therin lies the problems we are having today with our youth. Too many government officials, teachers are lawbreakers, cheaters, thiefs, and commies. Commies hate the Ten Commandments. They, commies, prefer chaos and the breakdown of the American Family. Makes it easier for them to brainwash the likes of you.
Alyssa Jenkins January 03, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Jo Tog, we'll have to agree to disagree. Happy New Year to you.
Phillius Thomas July 10, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Jo Tog, you are a very narrow minded fool. I was taught the ten commandments when I was young, and I still broke a lot of them. It was when I got older and left the church did I finally become truly happy and mature. The church may help some people, but others it just brings them down to a worse level. You think to make automatic gates to the heaven of your religion by making everyone of your religion, but people don't all believe in your religion. If you think that having the ten commandments in a school is a good thing, then have them put in christen schools, but leave us perfectly fine teens alone and keep them out of our schools!


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