On a hot August night, dozens of Tulsa’s finest were called to Big Splash Water Park after hundreds of youths reportedly brawled inside the park and on its parking lot.
Tulsa Police officers were called in from all over the city to help control the crowd which cops estimated at 3,500.
Prior to the arrival of the first wave of cops there was reportedly only one somewhat over-worked security guard on duty at the water park.
Eventually the cops managed to gain the upper hand on the brawlers, the park was closed for the night and numerous kids whose parents were scheduled to pick them up at the planned closing time of 10:00 pm were “dumped” onto the adjacent streets and parking lots to amuse themselves.
Some apparently wandered across 21st Street to the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market where they engaged in a bit of looting to pass the time and amuse themselves.
While the events of the night of August 5th are unfortunate, it could have been worse, a lot worse.
There was no knife or gun play involved and the only reported injury was to a teen girl that was trampled by the crowd and she reportedly did not require hospitalization.
And amazingly, Tulsa Police did not have to make a single arrest.
They simply used a massive police presence to break up the brawl and loudspeakers to herd the crowd away from the water park.
I guess it just goes to show you how well behaved a brawling mob can be on Christian youth night at the water park.
Yes, you read that right.
The event was dubbed, “Waves of Worship” and was sponsored by Christian radio station KXOJ.