December 10, 2013
Police gave that 143,000 attendance estimate for crowds that
jammed downtown all day Tuesday under sunny skies.
Police spokesman Cpl. Charles D. Bagsby Jr. said officers made a
total of 80 adult misdemeanor arrests and 14 juvenile misdemeanor
arrests on the final day.
Overall, police said the two-week carnival was safe, without
Police estimated the total attendance at a little over one million.
It boosted businesses struggling with the slow economy.
Bar owner David Rasp called it a "once-a-year revenue opportunity"
needed more than ever this year.
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