Signal Mountain residents react to AirBnB gang bust at home on South Street

By Travis Cummings

The Signal Mountain Police Department is still investigating and planning to make more arrests after finding gang members, stolen cars, and drugs at an Airbnb rental.

Officers responded to a three-bedroom house on South Street for a fight late Friday night.

When they arrived, officers said the home was quiet, but there were several vehicles parked in the driveway and in the back of the house, which prompted them to call for backup from other agencies.

“Twenty-nine people were in there total. They were in the back bedrooms in the back hiding I guess to start with. We found eight cars. We found eight guns, three of which are confirmed stolen. An amount of drugs that will be going to the lab this week” said Chief Mike Williams with the Signal Mountain Police Department.

Chief Williams said officers spoke to the owners of the house who rented it for the night. He said like most people, they had no idea this would happen.

Disturbing the peace is something John Richardson, a resident whose been living on the block for ten years told Channel 3 he and his neighbors done experience that often.

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