Florida Sheriff’s Office releases footage of big Kissimmee block party


The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said it had broken up several holiday home parties despite the coronavirus pandemic, sharing footage from one such party that took place in the early hours of July 12.

This video was taken in the vicinity of Windsor in Westside, a vacation rental community located in Kissimmee, near Orlando.

The video includes images taken from a police helicopter as well as videos recorded from a police vehicle present at the scene after 2 a.m.

Local authorities have banned major events at vacation homes due to the coronavirus pandemic in Florida.

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“People who attend these parties have no regard for what the virus is, trying to stop the spread of the virus,” said Major Jacob Ruiz, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office. “These parties seem to be happening more often even now since the state reopened and things are trying to get back to normal, they care less.

On Saturday, the Florida Department of Health reported more than 10,328 new cases of COVID-19 and 90 additional deaths.


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