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PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)--Thursday, July 21, 2022, at approximately 4:25 PM, staff members at the McVeigh Playground attempted to eject three females from the pool for unruly behavior. The females refused to leave and became hostile toward staff. Staff members repeatedly told the females that they were not allowed to continue swimming and that they would have to leave. The females continued to refuse orders to exit the facility while sitting at the end of the pool, taunting and threatening the staff. Subsequently, the staff shut down the pool, and all other occupants of the pool exited the pool without issue. 


The three females then followed the staff into the recreation center building, at which point at least two of the females began swinging their arms at staff members as the staff attempted to block the females from entering the building. 


A staff member was able to get the girls outside of the recreation center, at which point they proceeded to vandalize three parked vehicles. During this time, two unknown males gained access to the building and took a bag belonging to one of the employees, which was recovered. 


The offenders fled the area. The scene was held, and the entirety of the incident is under investigation by East Detective Division. 




40/H/M, complaint of pain in the wrist and shoulder 


36/H/F, complaint of pain in the ankle, wrist, and finger. 


17/H/M, complaint of pain in leg, ankle, and knee 


37/H/F, complaint of pain in back, legs, shoulder, and arms. Additionally, this complainant had a bag taken from her vehicle. 


63/W/F, complaint of pain in her left arm. Her bag was taken but was recovered. A helmet for her scooter was taken. 



Vandalized Vehicles: 


Kia Sorento - scratches on the hood 


Genesis Coupe - scratches on the hood and a broken windshield 


Saturn sedan - dent on the roof of the vehicle and scratches along the vehicle