Deputies quell near-riot in west Harris Co. parking lot

Deputies said they were worried they would need riot control, but the crowd started to disperse on its own

March 17, 2012 8:27:24 AM PDT
Officials said a large crowd got a little out of hand Friday night at a car and bikini show in west Harris County.

Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies were called out to Mason Road near the Katy Freeway around 10:40pm over a parking dispute.

The Fiesta store there said there was no room for their customers to park because of the few thousand people at the big bash going on next door at the Frankenstein Grill.

When deputies arrived, they said they saw one man at the car show nearly hit someone while burning rubber in the parking lot.

Deputies arrested that man, and that's when the crowd turned on them, throwing bottles and other trash at the deputies.

Deputies said the crowd began to disperse and no one else was arrested. The lot was closed off while the crowd left. No injuries were reported.