Miami police responds to ’10 foot tall alien’ reports on New Year’s DayVideos from an outdoor mall in Miami stoked bizarre claims that aliens had touched down in Florida.
Police later reacted to the rumors.Days after bizarre claims that aliens had touched down in Florida went viral on social media
Miami police dismissed the rumors, saying “there were no aliens, UFOs, or ETs.”
The rumors began when a video surfaced on the internet that purportedly showed a huge figure walking outside Bayside Marketplace, a downtown Miami shopping center, as dozens of police cruisers with flashing lights encircled it.
However, police claim that the blurry, close-up footage, which was recorded from multiple levels above, is not at all unearthly.
Local station WPLG-TV reported that four juveniles were taken into custody in relation to the incident.
According to the arrest reports, the teenagers were “causing panic” and “causing a riot inside the mall”.
Meanwhile, several people contacted 911 at 8:30 pm (local time) to report what they believed were gunshots, but they were actually loud fireworks.
This led to the arrival of dozens of police officers at the two-story mall located at 401 Biscayne Blvd.