Spring Break Bust, local officials and residents look to regulate out-of-hand spring breakers

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 03:28 PM.

"I don't like this negative attitude toward young people," said Sigrid Sullivan.

Meadows, a resident of Seagrove Beach , admitted there were "good spring breakers," but has seen too many the bad first-hand.

"During spring break, there were three cars in the neighborhood firebombed," she said. "Gangs of young people trashed 30A. There was a lot of property damage and it was expensive to repair."

According to Miramar Beach resident Scott Lade, the respect factor of spring breakers doesn't exist. When March rolls around he said he doesn't even want to leave his home on Miami Street .

"I once walked out to my driveway to find women relieving themselves," Lade said. "I had a lot of fun when I was a kid, but we would go out in the woods and have a bonfire. We didn't bother anybody."

Lade's neighbor, Stephen Hodges spoke up saying the commissioners need to approve tougher regulations.

"You've got to give the sheriff some teeth," he urged both commissioners behind the podium.

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