This is a personal account from local social media. Source is more trusted than most, but I have not verified this. The story is what neighbors in Summerlin did after hearing about the planned riot/looting at Downtown Summerlin.
Ok I was not going to post this as I’m sick of the lies on social media but all of you need to hear what happened here last night.
At about 4pm we started getting notices that our outside shopping distract Downtown Summerlin was suddenly closed and evacuated.
About an hour later we saw online postings shared through the community that said the hell with downtown Las Vegas let’s go to downtown Summerlin and loot and let’s go to the local neighborhoods and destroy them.
About 400 heavily armed police showed up and blocked the Downtown Summerlin district and started covering the surrounding streets where we live.
We saw postings online that specifically called out our neighborhoods for attack.
Residents were terrified we all have seen what’s happening on TV etc. as a neighborhood we took action.
We organized and set up a watch on the Main Street from downtown into our three neighborhoods.
Yes we were armed and heavily armed but we kept the weapons in our cars.
A police officer came by and asked if we were locals. We said yes, she asked if we were protecting the neighborhood we said yes. She asked if we were armed we said yes heavily and she asked open carry and we said yes.
She then proceeded to tell what to do. She said we were targets of the antifa they were going to try and enter the neighborhood and burn as many cars as possible and damage and loot as many homes as they could. She asked us to tell everyone get cars off the streets and take in anything that could be used as a weapon against a home like potted plants in planters etc.
She told they had found huge piles of bricks all around downtown and our neighborhood as well as they arrested someone setting up a food and water camp in the desert nearby.
She said the road was heavily covered by the sheriffs department but if we saw a mob coming to us that meant something bad happened and do not let them into the neighborhood. She was serious. She also said they may try to flank us and come around the back way so keep our eyes open.
As we waited and watched we noticed the typical antifa punks in their black outfits and helmets. One kept driving by in a car another was on a skateboard and another on a bike. We had another walking they were waking through the neighborhoods and we had lookouts in all three. 704 homes banded together to protect our families and property.
We finally decided after bike boy and walking guy made five passes to show them what we got. At that point we took out our weapons and held them down or strapped them to our shoulders.
We got their attention that’s for sure. Within a few minutes they disappeared. At this point I got notice that one of these peaceful protesters was filling up 8 pallets of glass bottles at the chevron station with gas up the street. People realized he was making a lot of Molotov cocktails and confronted him and he took off.
Soon after our show of force the protesters went to a Main Street and got picked up and left except a few who went to nearby neighborhood and attempted some home break ins and were caught.
These were not right wing militias or any of them other crap you always blame these were hard core anti America socialists intent on causing as much damage as possible.
This is not TV or social media I was there and I am
We did not go looking for antifa we did it move from the entrance to our neighborhoods. We stood there ready to protect our families friends and homes.
Every one of these antifa we saw all dressed the same and all had backpacks and we knew they had bricks in those backpacks. In a split second one of us could have been hit with one of those bricks and it would kill you. The only reason it did not happen is they knew they would be shot.
I am disgusted by those on social media saying these are peaceful protestors being harassed by the police. Grow the (fack) up and stop the BS. One Molotov cocktail would take out multiple homes in Vegas in the heat this place is a tinder box.
Clayton E. Cramer
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