By Stephanie Haney For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:04 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 19:04 BST, 1 July 2019
Philadelphia teens vandalized police cars when authorities were called to disperse an impromptu 'free party' that drew a crowd of up to 1,000 on Sunday night.
An Instagram message advertising a 'free party' turned what witnessed called a casual cookout into utter mayhem, CBS Philly reported.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joel Dales estimated the crowd consisted of 'anywhere from 800 to 1,000' people at the alcohol-fueled gathering.
'There were a lot of young adults out here tonight,' Dales said.
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As many as 1,000 teens flocked to an impromptu 'free party' with a DJ and alcohol in North Philadelphia on Sunday night, prompting police to respond to break up the crowd
The cookout started between 5pm and 6pm Eastern, one witness identified only as Aaron said.
'They had a tent with a DJ popped up and everything like that. They had alcohol, jungle juice going up, but honestly, obviously, I didn’t set it up but there was a lot of really, really young children here that probably shouldn’t have been messing around with any of this,' he said.
By 11.30pm, the numbers in attendance had grown so significantly that police put out a call for all available officers to disperse the crowd near the intersection of North Sydenham and