I am doomed to take the six-year-old and the two-year-old to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese tomorrow, so believe me when I say that I know such events can be horrifying collections of the unquiet damned. Nevertheless, even the foul mouse's parties can usually be broken up by one or two cops, tops. In England, they needed a "riot van", four police cars, and a helicopter to break up a bloke's 30th birthday party. The cops claim that they were concerned because of how it had been promoted:
Yesterday, police insisted they were right to end the party. 'We were extremely concerned how the event had been advertised on the internet as an all-night party,' a spokesman said.
By which they apparently mean it had been promoted through the invitation function on Facebook. At the time the all-night rave was crashed by eight cops in body armor, it was four in the afternoon, fifteen people were there, and there was no music. Kind of sounds like the party sucked, really, so I guess no great loss.
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