Police had to conduct crowd control measures after hundreds of people who held temporary jobs at the World Equestrian Games found themselves waiting for hours for their weekly paycheck. The employees were hired by Tipton Staffing to work various service jobs at the World Equestrian Games.
Tipton opted to distribute the checks at an office on Fortune Drive where WEG volunteers had undergone training. However, only three people from Tipton were there to issue the checks for more than 1,000 employees.
Police were able to help expedite the process by ordering people to line up alphabetically and making sure the Tipton staff members stayed until everyone had been paid.
Tipton Staffing issued the following statement:
"Tipton Staffing realizes the importance of paying our associates timely and would like to apologize for any inconvenience the events of today may have caused the surrounding companies in the area as well as the Lexington Police Department."