FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Dozens of people arrested by Fort Lauderdale police showed up in court Tuesday morning.

They were part of an unruly crowd that created a ruckus by the beach Monday night during Memorial Day weekend activities.

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Police with Fort Lauderdale said the chaos all began at the basketball courts at the beach.

Michael Borosky caught it all with his cell phone camera as he was at a restaurant on A1A around 5:00 p.m.

“‘I’ve never seen, it was like something straight from a movie,” said Borosky.

An organized crowd of hundreds showed up with some people allegedly reaching into cars and hitting people and jumping on top of cabs.

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“Literally, middle aged people, literally crying from the horrible stuff that they’re hearing,” added Borosky.

To respond and control the crowd, Fort Lauderdale officers closed-down bridges to the beach and arrested 42 people.

Some people described the police presence as excessive. No one reported major injuries.


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