Mob scene causes chaos at Wawa in Orlando

Hundreds gather in parking lot of Colonial Drive store

By Cathleigh Winningham - Producer

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police were forced to break up a large crowd at a Wawa early Wednesday morning after officers say hundreds of clubgoers gathered in the parking lot. 

Officers said the crowd came from nearby GILT nightclub on Bennett Road and gathered at the store on Colonial Drive around 2 a.m. 

Witnesses say people were hauling trash, blaring music and blocking off entrances to the store. 

Police say they cleared the crowd.

No one was hurt, and no arrests were made.

When asked if large crowds are an ongoing problem after Orlando clubs close, police said in an email, "We are aware of the clubs in the specific sectors and the problems that sometimes arise from the crowds. We do, when available, anticipate such issues and set up officers to monitor certain areas. We encourage business owners to always reach out to use should they have any issues with the patrons at their establishments."

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