SANDUSKY, Ohio - While Cedar Point was closed because of a water main break over the weekend, 16 of the theme park's employees were busy getting arrested. Police from the park and the city of Sandusky say they arrested 16 people after a melee broke out in the employee recreation center early Sunday.
Sixteen employees at a northern Ohio amusement park were arrested after a late-night fight at an employee recreation center. The incident occurred over the weekend while the park was shut down because of a broken water main, police said yesterday.
All 16 of the workers at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, were charged with felony aggravated rioting, 15 were charged with disorderly conduct and one was charged with assaulting an officer, Sandusky police said.
No injuries were reported from 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 close to the park in employee dormitories, according to the company’s website.
Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said yesterday that park police arrested several workers as a result of the incident. He did not say whether the workers would be fired.
Park police were struggling with the workers when Sandusky police arrived and several more employees came out of worker apartments to protest the arrests, far outnumbering the officers, Sandusky police said.
The park reopened on Monday.