Posted on April 14, 2022

2 Alabama Men Charged After ‘Takeover’ of Florida Beach Town

Associated Press, April 8, 2022

Two Alabama men are accused of inciting or encouraging a riot after authorities said messages were spread online encouraging the spring break “takeover” of a Florida beach town, authorities said.

More than 160 people were arrested, about 75 illegal guns were confiscated and several businesses closed during a wild weekend late last month in Panama City Beach, police said.

Social media influencers and others promoted “Panamaniac” on Facebook and other social media platforms, authorities said.

Demarion Ty’Quan Cooper, 20, and Rashad Boyce Glasper, 25, were arrested Thursday at their homes in the Alabama cities of Troy and Wetumpka, police said.

Rashad Boyce Glasper and Demarion Ty’Quan Cooper

Rashad Boyce Glasper and Demarion Ty’Quan Cooper