Just before midnight on July 29, 1980, in front of Sister Reed's bar on South Parramore Avenue in Orlando, two white truck drivers in a Thunderbird stopped to ask directions, they claimed. A black woman in a white bikini approached their car, robbed one of them, and ran into the bar. The trucker started after her, but several black men attacked him before he reached the entrance. The police arrived as the altercation became a brawl, with an angry mob throwing rocks and bottles at the officers. The crowd burned a police car and looted and vandalized stores along Parramore. Two policemen and a storekeeper sustained minor injuries; four men went to jail.1
Porter, Tana Mosier
"Segregation and Desegregation in Parramore: Orlando's African American Community,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 82:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol82/iss3/4