Apparently DJ Snake’s absence from Hangout caused a sort of ripple effect… (Get it? Cuz it’s on the beach?)
This year, around 170 people were arrested at or around the festival; this is a huge increase from last year’s arrest number of just 61, which is still fairly high.
According to local news WKRG, “a man walked into the Surf Style store on the festival grounds and took three thousand dollars worth of Oakley sunglasses.” Most of the glasses have been recovered and the man was arrested.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office arrested around 100. The majority of those for drugs. Gulf Shores police locked up 71. No further information was given.
Hangout Fest took place in Gulf Shores, AL, and while none of the festivities took place in neighboring Orange Beach, the area’s police department also released their arrest numbers, reports AL.
The Orange Beach Police Department reported that they had 15 arrest and 21 total charges during the three day event. OBPD Spokesman Steve Brown also gave a breakdown of the total charge listed below:
- Minor in Possession: 4
- Public Intoxication: 4
- Boating Under the Influence: 2
- Driving Under the Influence: 1
- Assault: 1
- Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance: 3
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: 2
- Unlawful Possession of First-Degree Marijuana: 1
- Trafficking: 1
- Domestic Violence: 1
- Resisting Arrest: 1
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Nearly 200 Arrested At This Year’s Hangout Music Festival