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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Jo Tog December 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Kids were not raised right. Epidemic of trouble makers with an attitude problem.
TGD December 30, 2012 at 12:29 AM
"Kids were not raised right." No descent parent would let their child leave the house without a proper firearm, fistfights are so 1980's.
kierra james December 30, 2012 at 07:52 AM
Some kids are raised right but they are their OWN person which means THEY are responsible for their actions!
Jo Tog December 30, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Kids are what their environment makes them. If parents are a-holes, then so will they be when grown. Bring the Ten Comandments back into schools.
TGD December 30, 2012 at 10:29 PM
"Kids are what their environment makes them." So a child that is molested will become a molesterer? A child that has poor and uneducated parents will grow to be the same? A child with straight parents will not be gay? If thats the case then we know what your kids are going to be. The Ten Commandments should be kept in church.
Alyssa Jenkins December 30, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Kids today are, for the most part, the same as kids 10 years ago, 20 years ago, and 30 years ago. The difference is that WE are older, so their habits and mannerisms and speech patterns look "wrong." As was true then is true now: parenting requires vigilance and just plain paying attention, but even with good parenting, good kids sometimes make bad choices.
marandbo December 31, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Alyssa, you are 100% right on. You said it perfectly... Thsnks.
Jo Tog January 02, 2013 at 03:09 AM
No. Kids today are different. Much more sophisticated due to the nature of technology. Children are a product of their environment. I demand we put the Ten Commandments back in schools.
Enquiring Mind January 02, 2013 at 04:03 AM
"I demand we put the Ten Commandments back in schools" good luck with that. When was the last time the Commandments were in other than Parochial schools?
Pacificat January 02, 2013 at 04:50 AM
And Muslims demand that we put Islam in the schools. And Jews Judaism. And so on and so forth. How well does that work?
Alyssa Jenkins January 02, 2013 at 05:13 AM
Jo Tog, I'm curious about the source of your information. How much time do you spend around children, and what ages? Furthermore, considering that the first 4 of the Ten Commandments are exceptionally religious, you're going to have a difficult time with your quest to put them back in schools. I'm guessing that your true concern is for a perceived loss of moral values within children, and if so, I would heartily suggest that you spend some time volunteering in a school or helping a child with his/her reading because nothing says "moral values" like putting your time where your words are. Dedicate your life to building and rebuilding families.
Lou Covey, The Local Motive January 02, 2013 at 06:43 PM
800 people in attendance. Two people arrested for starting fights. Everyone leaves in an orderly fashion at the end. To me, it shows 99.99 percent of the young people there were just having a good time. At every sporting event I've gone to, One or two people get arrested for disorderly conduct. Most of them are adults. When you get more than 100 people together, you are going to have at least one idiot who does something stupid.
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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