VICTORVILLE (CBSLA.com) — Seventeen people, including eight juveniles, were arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to storm the Victor Valley Mall during an anti-George Zimmerman protest.READ MORE: 'It's Heartbreaking': ArcLight Cinemas, Pacific Theatres Closing Permanently Due To Pandemic Losses
Security personnel locked the doors as dozens of people tried to gain entry to the mall and deputies made several announcements on a PA system telling the crowd to disperse.READ MORE: 'We Are Seeing Our Economy Come Back To Life': Study Shows That Consumer Confidence In OC Is On The Rise As Residents Brace For Light At The End Of The Tunnel
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that most people left without incident, but six to eight individuals were detained for failing to disperse.
A splinter group of about 10 to 15 young people allegedly opened items at a nearby Chevron station and left without paying.MORE NEWS: 2 Men Hospitalized After Large Explosion At Valley Glen Home, Investigation Ongoing
There were no reports of injuries or damage.