Break or bust: An afternoon at the WCSO compound on the beach

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 16:41 PM.

McIntosh has been working beach patrol with the WCSO for 8 and a half years and knows all of the signs to look for, he said.

"Those that drop their cups quickly, we'll grab whatever they dropped to check if it's alcohol," he said. "We're looking for reactions basically."

Between the male and female breakers, Chamblee noted that mostly males have been more calm about their arrest.

"They know they got caught doing something illegal," he said simply.

Females, on the other hand, have more of a reputation for being upset. As Chamblee talks, a female breaker with #TO4TB — a popular acronym in social media — written in black sharpie down her arm wipes away tears.

"Some are even getting a little ugly," Chamblee said. "We had one young lady try to run away from an officer who ended up twisting a knee. She was charged for resisting arrest, with a $5,000 bond."

This week has been pretty busy with 259 spring break-related arrests (this includes NTAs) as of press time; 52 of those alone from Tuesday. By aggressively arresting, Chamblee said he is hoping to send a strong message to visiting minors.



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