Spring Break Chaos Is Back

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2024 - 03:20 AM

It's that time of year when spring breakers invade Miami Beach, marking the first high-impact weekend of this month. Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are increasing their security presence across South Florida as the parties are expected to continue for several weeks. 

X user "Joel Franco" posted a video of the traffic coming into South Breach on Friday evening. He said license plate readers were placed along the highway, and traffic lanes were condensed into one. 

Franco said "significant delays" were seen on the highway heading into Miami Beach Saturday night. 

Franco said several police agencies, from Miami Beach Police to the Florida Highway Patrol to the FBI, are patrolling the streets. 

Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he was increasing the number of troopers throughout the Sunshine State ahead of Spring Break. 

"Florida is a very welcoming state. We welcome people to come and have a good time. What we don't welcome is criminal activity. What we don't welcome is mayhem and people that want to wreak havoc on our communities," DeSantis told reporters Tuesday. 

He said, "Make no mistake about it: If you're coming here in order to enjoy Florida and have a good time, fine. If you're coming for these other reasons, if you're committing crimes, causing havoc, you are going to pay the price and we will hold you accountable."

On the city level, Miami Beach has increased fines, extended curfews, restricted beach access, set up DUI checkpoints, and conducted bag checks. 

And the chaos begins. 

Locals are fed up. 

Are the spring breakers causing mayhem really college kids?