KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More reports of teens causing trouble on the Country Club Plaza. One of our staff members took video after work Saturday night. We're told patrons and merchants noticed a moving mob of people before officers arrived. A KCPD spokesperson tells 41 Action News they took four teens into custody.
The scene is one that instantly reminds many of the past problems on the Plaza once winter turns into a warm spring night.
In 2011, Mayor Sly James found himself in the middle of the mob mayhem when gunfire erupted and the chaos injured three teens.
Racheal works at N Valentino on the Plaza. She's seen the police presence dwindle in the last few months.
"We have tourists all the time and if people don't feel safe they're not going to come which is going to hurt us throughout this season," Wilmes said.
After the August 2011 incident, the mayor established a curfew for teens in the summer. It doesn't start until Memorial Day weekend.