Start your engines, lock your car doors- Gatornationals is coming to town
With up to 150,000 racing fans expected to come in to Gainesville this weekend, there are about 150,000 more chances for crime. But Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Todd Kelly says the annual Gatornationals event is typically quiet.
He says the ASO has been helping secure this event for so long, it is a well-oiled machine at this point. No matter how well ASO covers the event, Kelly says attendees still need to be cautious by locking car doors and hiding valuables.
With the big crowd size, Kelly says traffic typically poses a bigger problem year-to-year than crime.
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