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Spring breakers gone wild: the students’ annual rite of debauchery remains, despite cities’ attempts to curb it

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Spring break crackdown: New rules in Fort Lauderdale

College students the annual rite of debauchery during spring break, remains, despite cities’ attempts to curb it.

Just when you thought spring break couldn’t get any weirder, this has happened.

Students from across the country gathered this week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to swigs from a half-naked female mannequin filled with liquor, with a door from her crotch.

Coeds apparently could not get enough of the raunchy, booze-filled mannequin.

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“‘Take the t**s! Grab the t**s! ” people were screaming,” photographer Jorge Rodriguez told Fox News. Rodriguez, on the Las Olas beach all day snapping pics, said that the bizarre behavior escalated as the day went on, including “a lot of vodka, drinking from bottles of Gatorade,” twerking, public makeout sessions, and ass grabbing among the students on the sunny, but slightly chilly 74-degree day.

A wild spring break has long been a tradition of lore for students in the whole country.

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Despite the new measures of the hotspot cities, it is obvious that collegians are not slowing down their fun.

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Annie (3rd from the left) of the Illinois State University said: ‘Fort Lauderdale is the number one destination for Spring Break. Mexico is full of drugs’

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Rocco (1st from the left) of Clarion University of Pennsylvania said: ‘the Girls here are definitely easier than back in Pennsylvania

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Photographer Jorge Rodriguez said that the revelry escalated as the day went on.

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Rodriguez said that the law enforcement officers working with police dogs and horses did their best to monitor the scene, the making of “five or six arrests during his time there. And they were just getting started.

While most escape with a few hangovers to show, others are not so lucky.

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An estimated 4 million students invade Florida’s perennial spring break hotspot cities, including Miami Beach, Daytona, Orlando, Panama City Beach and Fort Lauderdale. And while most escape with only a few hangovers to show for their troubles, others are not so lucky.

“If you chose to act on, and chose not to follow our rules, you go to prison.”

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Spring Breakers party at Las Olas beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Ball State University junior Drew Akers was in a medical coma after he was injured in a hit and run accident earlier this week in Fort Lauderdale. Disturbing video footage has made headlines for a Miami Beach cop punching a man on the ground during his arrest at a nightclub lost its license to operate after the abuse of a horse during a party stunt.

Katelyn (in a white bikini on the right) of the Illinois Wesleyan University, said she’s seen “people constantly blacking out’

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Although Fort Lauderdale has enacted new measures, such as the ban on coolers, tents, tables, loud speakers, and inflatable devices of the beaches by spring break season, in addition to the limit of parking, traffic, routes, and alcohol on the coast, this is also evident from the photos that the collegians are not slowing down their jokes.

Hailey (in the yellow) from the University of Alabama said: ‘Go Trump’

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Carly from the University of Wisconsin said: “I love seeing people arrested”

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In fellow spring break hotspot of Panama City Beach, Metro reports that more than 220 spring breakers was arrested with effect from 13 March. Nevertheless, Panama City Beach Mayor Mike Thomas told Fox News that his city’s strict rules severely curtailed illegal behavior in the past few years.

“We are changing the hours of drinking two hours earlier, the bars should be close to the two, no drinking on the beach, in March, no parking overnight on the rightaways, which are just a few of them,” Thomas said. “I know that arrests are down, and that we have a very fun spring break.”

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Mayor Thomas of Panama City Beach said past city administrations, “[the outrageous parties] go on too long.”

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Thomas said past city administrations, “[the outrageous parties] go on too long.” The mayor said noisy students “come here fully trained – if they have a problem at home, they come here in large numbers and bigger problems.”

Shannon (center) of the University of Tampa, said: “there is not enough loud music and a lot of cops’

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But Thomas said that in Panama City at least, they are no longer looking the other way on rabble rousers.

“If you chose to act on, and chose not to follow our rules, you go to prison.”

Police officers patrolling on foot and on horseback, with the aid of canine units.

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“It will not be tolerated. If that is what the kids want, they certainly should not be here,” the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce President Dan Lindblade told the Sun Sentinel. “The spring break days of the past, not anymore.”

Shannon, a merrymaker of the University of Tampa, kidn of agreed, telling Rodriguez that, even though they are having a good time, “there is not enough loud music, and lots of police.”

But it turns out that some of these agents are also contributing to the merriment. Ernesto Rodriguez, a spokesman of the Police Department of Miami Beach, is of the opinion that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

“This year, We renovated an old lifeguard stand, where we have a sergeant and detective stationed on the weekends to DJ, get involved with our community and visitors and remind them of the do’s and don’ts of having a good time,” he told Fox News.

Officials keep watch – and the music flows – from a renovated lifeguard stand in Miami Beach.

(Ernesto Rodriguez/Miami Beach Police Department )

It seems that you really can’t stop with the party, after all.

 

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter via @JaninePuhak

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