OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Chaos erupted at an East Bay carnival last weekend with visitors jumping into the prize booths, stealing toys and getting violent with the workers.

Cell phone video shared on social media shows the carnival free for all that broke out in Oakland Saturday.

The video captures out-of-control teenagers or young adults stealing toy prizes and causing havoc. One photo posted online shows several people posing proudly with what appears to be stolen stuffed animals.

Employees at the carnival who work for Butler Amusements were outnumbered as a rowdy group takes over the carnival, laughing like it was no big deal.

One carnival goer tweeted “I felt like I was in the game grand theft auto had me hopin fences, running from cops, stealing teddy bears. #oaklandcarnival.”

Butler Amusements has since packed up its carnival. A carnival that’s been set up over the years in this empty field visible from I-880 near Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Butler amusements told KPIX 5, “This was a very unfortunate event, but in moving forward, we are going to make sure to have better security and police presence at the next event.”

Oakland police are currently reviewing the video that was posted on social media and attempting to identify some of the suspects who were involved in the theft and vandalism at the carnival.

Comments (2)
  1. Greg Gadfly says:

    When I was in high school, the wrestling team I was a part of, went to compete in a tournament in up state New York.

    We stayed in a hotel and several team members stole towels. There were severe consequences…

    There are no consequences or lesson to be learned for these kids. Sad, a whole generation of Oakland kids think that stealing is acceptable.

    Could it be society has taught that stealing is acceptable? Corrupt FBI and DEA agents steal from suspects.

  2. can somebody post the time when white teenagers did this ?