Early Saturday morning, five police cars responded to the north side of St. Mark's Place near Second Avenue.
There, several young adults were being questioned for unknown reasons.
A young man in the group was handcuffed and placed in a squad car.
The other members of the group left in separate directions carrying backpacks, one had a guitar. I asked one of them what happened: "My friend was sleeping and they arrested him." Why? "I don't know. They said they were going to throw away our bags. And we have all of our stuff in here."
The people standing around watching also started to leave. One woman gave her tourist friend what she thought was inside information on the group: "They are all from rich families and come here to become punk rockers!"