A large group of biz owners in Erie County, NY called the local authorities' bluff when they tried shutting down their get-together … and sent Johnny Law packing.
This went down Friday night at a CrossFit gym called Athletes Unleashed in Orchard Park — not too far away from Buffalo — where upwards of 100 local businessmen and women congregated to discuss how to navigate the state's new COVID-19 guidelines … which again are limiting hours, customers and access in NY.
While these folks were having their meeting — with most people not wearing masks — Erie County Sheriff's Deputies and Health Dept. officials made their way inside and attempted to disperse the crowd … saying they were in violation of Gov. Cuomo's new 10-person-or-less rule for public gatherings.
What happened next is nothing short of shocking … the crowd actually stood their ground and demanded the cops and county workers beat it — which they did.