OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Ocean City police will be increasing patrols along the boardwalk and around town after several violent incidents were reported so far this beach season.

Videos show several incidents along the beach town’s boardwalk over the weekend. One video shows a brawl on the boardwalk where a man can be seen beating another man with what looks like a metal pole. Police are seen on camera trying to stop the incident.

Recent Violence On Ocean City, Maryland, Boardwalk Leaves Town Leaders Concerned

[WARNING: We are linking out to some of the videos due to explicit language and violence.]

Another video shows police trying to disperse crowds on the boardwalk. People are seen running away after something is thrown into the crowd. Eyewitnesses say it’s a tear gas-like substance, but police have not confirmed what was used.

And in another video, two young men are seen fighting along the boardwalk. Then police are seen chasing them and tackling one suspect and taking another into custody.

The town’s police chief released a message Monday saying they would be increasing patrols in light of these violent incidents.

“The kind of behavior we’ve seen recently will not be tolerated and arrests will be made,” Chief Ross Buzzuro said.

This comes as police continue to investigate another incident on the boardwalk from Tuesday, June 9.

Two serious assaults occurred on the boardwalk between 11th and 16th streets sometime between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Police believe the individuals pictured were involved in the incident:

Credit: Ocean City Police

One Ocean City business announced it would be temporarily closing due to the “whole new level of disrespect.”

“We have had more than enough this weekend dealing with a whole new level of disrespect to our staff, our business and our town and we are tired of being the brunt of undeserved verbal abuse by the public when ordering and picking up,” the Alaska Stand restaurant wrote on Facebook.


Phil Houck with the Bull on the Beach restaurant said he’s been in business on the boardwalk for four decades. In recent years, he’s started to close early to avoid people who are fighting.

“This year we’ve been closing around 8, 9 o’clock at night because we know some of the problems will start (around) 9, 10 o’clock on, so to be safe, to keep our employees safe, we actually close early, so we’re losing a lot of sales right there,” he said.

Despite incidents cropping up in the past, Houck said from his perspective, it’s the first year the violence has been so bad.

Anyone who witnessed the assault or who can provide any information as to the identity of the suspects, is asked to contact Detective Perry at CRPerry@oceancitymd.gov or 410-723-6604. Anonymous tips can also be left at https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/police/crime-tips/ or by calling 410-520-5136.

Ava-joye Burnett

Comments (12)
  1. Bill Smiths says:

    Good luck dealing with those dysfunctional….hope an officer doesn’t have to shoot one of them because they will burn the place down.

    1. Joe says:

      My guess is that will happen before or on 4th of July weekend. OC will burn and be destroted.

  2. King Julian says:

    hire more police and let them work or your family friendly will be history

  3. J.R Coker says:

    Increase them all they want they will NEVER control them…WE WILL NEVER GO BACK!!!

  4. Mike B says:

    Looks like the Savages are taking over OC. I won’t be going back. They ruin everything they touch.

  5. Pablol G says:

    Boogs. Can’t take them anywhere.

  6. Joe says:

    Unfortunately, I think a bigger Police presence will make the savages act out even more. After all, today’s Democrat narrative says it is very racist to add Police to an area experiencing higher crime perpetrated by blacks. I’ve already cancelled my Boardwalk hotel reservation for July. I’m sure many will do the same unless OC does something about the issue before it gets even more out of hand.

  7. Ray Cist says:

    Sub human monkeys- these intellectual degenerates have to ruin everything…..

  8. White Mann says:

    I only have one comment-


  9. 66 says:

    As long as OC allows the combination of alcohol & testosterone, this will happen.

    Do you seriously think white guys don’t fight?????????? LOL

  10. Orion says:

    You only need to read the comments from white supremacist neanderthals here to understand why a group of blacks men would attack a lone white guy. You reap what you sow crackers and believe it or not crackers commit crimes too. ..granted you folks are innocent until proven guilty and you don’t get pulled pver or stopped and frisked on the street just because your got white skin..

    1. Ray Cist says:

      You stupid pile of monkey poo. Let’s look at the facts- it was NOT a group of whites fighting, but rather a large congregate of BLACKS. Yes- one white individual was hit, but most of the NIGGS were fighting with each other. You refer to me as a racist but yet use the term Crackers- And try to check your grammar before posting a comment — Blacks men? and pulled pver?- Or is the newest poo face lingo?- If you are upset at my comment, why don’t you burn down your own house….you stink apes have to ruin everything and then justify it by saying your great grandpapy was owned by a white person ….

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