Surveillance video shows balloon-popping incidents that triggered Boca Raton mall scare

2 balloons popping in Town Center at Boca Raton caused shooting scare

By David Dwork - Digital Editor

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Authorities have released surveillance video showing the incidents that sparked fears of a shooting at the Town Center at Boca Raton mall. 

Two popped balloons were the source of the scare Sunday afternoon. 

Multiple video clips were released, showing what caused the panic. 

In the first video, a custodian is seen pushing a cart through the food court with a balloon wedged under one wheel. 

As the cart moves out of frame, police said, that balloon popped. 

Police said that, about the same time inside a nearby store, teens are caught on camera also popping a balloon. 

It's those two popping noises that led people to believe they were hearing gunfire. 

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