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As Beach Week Event Approaches, Ocean City Prepares For The Worst

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Ocean City's police chief says he'll greet any unruly Beach Week revelers with "zero tolerance."
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Ocean City's police chief says he'll greet any unruly Beach Week revelers with "zero tolerance."

Ocean City officials are concerned about an unsanctioned event rumored to be coming to the Maryland vacation spot next weekend.

The event is called the College Takeover Beach Week, and in April of 2013, the group of approximately 30,000 college students caused quite a stir in Virginia Beach.

There were three shootings, multiple stabbings, robberies, and more than 100 arrests in one night in Virginia Beach, and the idea of having something similar happen in Ocean City next weekend has many locals and businesses on edge.

Ocean City learned via social media that the group plans to takeover Ocean City June 5 through June 8, and police officials say they will not be blindsided by the huge crowds like Virginia Beach was, and have urged businesses to be ready and well staffed.

Police Chief Ross Buzzurro says he's optimistic that most people are coming to town to enjoy the beach but issued a subtle public warning earlier this week, saying that anyone coming to Ocean City with intentions other than enjoying the beach and the town will be met with zero tolerance and strict enforcement.

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