Parents want Concord Mills Mall to consider curfew after weekend brawl

- It was a scary situation at Concord Mills Mall Saturday night where a fight broke out and police received calls of shots fired.

A sea of blue lights outside and inside several young people appeared to be in handcuffs in a video shot by a worker at the mall.

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Police say while say a fight broke out inside and another one erupted outside, there was no evidence of shots fired and they believe people mistook a plastic sign falling and smacking the ground for the sound of shots.

Although no one was injured, mall officials and parents are feeling uneasy since the chaotic incident occurred.

“It would make me anxious especially if I'm out alone with my daughter,” said Romelia Ramsey after she first heard about what happened at the mall.

Many people online are demanding that Concord Mills monitor when teenagers are in the mall after a Concord woman started a petition urging mall management to implement a curfew.

“I didn't think it was a good look for the city, it just showed lack of supervision on the parent's part,” said Kyle Williams, another parent.

She has more than 8,000 supporters but said online that a public relations person for Simon Property Group, the owners of the mall, told her the company does not do curfews.      

“If parents aren't going to watch those kids and they aren't out there with them supervising, then I think they need to go home at a certain time,” Williams said.

Mall security officers are going to be handing out copies of the mall's 'code of conduct' to shoppers this weekend, but that’s not good enough for some parents who say more needs to be done.

“I saw what happened in regards to the last incident and I don't think that's worth happening, they just need to have some more supervision out there, that's all,” said Williams.

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