It's Fight Night As Cop Car Is Stolen, Crashed
Dozens brawl as feuding families clash, police say.
Three large fights broke out and a cop car was stolen early Saturday morning in the Hoboken Housing Authority, according to police reports.
Around 3 a.m., police arrived at 300 Marshal Dr. and found a group of about 100 people, of whom approximately 25 to 30 were involved in a fistfight, police said. Police called for back up. Jersey City police, NJ Transit police and a unit from Stevens Institute of Technology assisted, police said, resulting in about 20 cops on the scene.
Police said they believe the fight was involved with an ongoing dispute between two families who live in the Hoboken Housing Authority.
About 20 minutes after they arrived, the cops succesfully dispersed the group. As one officer walked to his car, another report of a large fight came in, this time at 400 Marshal Dr., police said. The officer—with his collegues—ran over there, leaving his keys in the ignition of police radio car 104.
Residents of the area also gathered and started yelling at the police, according to reports.
While the cops were dispersing the other fight, the radio car was stolen and driven to Jersey City, police said. The car crashed into a parked taxi at 18th Street in Jersey City, according to police reports. It's unclear where the driver fled to.
Meanwhile, another large fight had broken out at 320 Marshal Dr., also needing police attention, according to police.
The police was unable to make arrests on Saturday morning, because they were outnumbered about ten to one, according to reports.