Holiday Curfews for Shoppers Under 18 Start Up at Two Connecticut Malls
Blame these new rules on past 'brawls at the mall.'
It appears that some shoppers 18 and under haven't learned that fighting is taboo at a shopping mall so in the spirit of 'It only takes a few to spoil it for the rest,' two Connecticut malls have decided to take action.
Beginning this upcoming Black Friday, November 29 according to nbcconnecticut.com, the Brass Mill Center in Waterbury and The Shoppes at Buckland Hills in Manchester announced they have plans for a mandatory curfew program for the holiday season. This is what Virginia Pepe, General Manager of the Shoppes at Buckland Hills told nbcconnecticut.com.
In an effort to eliminate disruptive behavior by unsupervised youth and create a family-friendly atmosphere, we made the decision to implement a curfew program for the holiday season.
This is some serious stuff that even has a serious title, the 'Parental Guidance Required Program.' The program launches on Good Friday, Nov. 29 and will remain in effect every Friday and Saturday through Dec. 21.
How does it work? Security officers will be manning each entrance to the two malls and will be asking for identification from anyone who appears 17 or under. Identification must include a photo and date of birth.
Beginning Thursday, Dec. 26, parental supervision will be mandatory every day starting at 1 p.m. Last year Manchester police had to be called to the mall when fighting became an issue at the mall the day after Christmas which involved up to 300 people.