Skip to comments.'Flash Mob' Of 100 Teens Storm Center City Macy's
Posted on 02/17/2010 1:07:19 PM PST by TigerBait
PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Click to enlarge 1 of 1 Photo of an apparent "flash mob" involving approximately 100 teens causing chaos inside the Center City Macy's store. CBS Related Slideshows
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The entire ordeal began when approximately 100 teens engaged in a gigantic snowball fight outside Philadelphia's City Hall Tuesday evening.
Shortly afterwards, the unruly mob then rolled into the Macy's Department Store located in the 1300 block of Market Street.
Once inside, customers told Eyewitness News total chaos ensued.
"A couple kids were shoving and pushing and people started throwing shoes at each other. Someone threw a sign over someone's head," Eyewitness Brianne Bee said.
Customers inside the store said the incident lasted between five to 10 minutes.
A 16-year-old girl was arrested for allegedly kicking a 15-year-old boy in the face as other teens held him down outside the store. The 15-year-old is listed in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Similar to the "flash mobs" near South Street in June 2009, investigators believe Tuesday's brawl might have been organized on the internet.
According to investigators, many of the teens involved in the incident attend Simon Gratz High School.
All of the teens are facing charges of disorderly conduct, while some are facing assault charges.
No innocent bystanders were injured. The incident remains under police investigation.
A “flash mob” is a cry from our young people that they have too much time on their hands, too much money AND SHOULD BE SENT TO AFGHANISTAN FOR TWO YEARS OR TILL THEY LEARN TO APPRECIATE WHAT THEY HAVE!!!!
Ah Philthydelphia. The City That Hates You Back!
The Amish, again, no doubt! Why can’t they stay in the Dutch Country and leave the poor people of Philly to live in peace?
Quoth former mayor Street:
“The brothers and sisters are running the city”
Flash mobs are an anarchist’s tool to provide cover for chaos.
Test the wires for channels of communication. decentralized organization. Some who gather do not even know who pulls the strings or the exact nature of the gathering.
Technically bicyclists’ critical mass events are “flash mobs”.
This is why, back in the day, a Macy’s near me removed their Ticketron location from the store. The final straw was the thousands that showed up to purchase Zeppelin tickets. Those who were lucky to get in and get tickets were psyched. Those who were not roamed the mall and ripped the place blind.
yeah, well, Ed Rendell had to learn it from somewhere...
Phily snow madness ping
If you are not familiar with that school, you'll know it's largely an Amish education facility. Cough, cough...
I’d vote Wilson Goode back into office if he’d promise to bomb the little bastards into dust.
Those Amish mobs have been ravishing the streets of Intercourse, Pa. for years. Now they have gotten so out of control they’ve moved on Philly. Where will it end????
100 teens in a mall?
Who would have thunk it?
Either in Blue Ball, PA or Kuntztown, PA
According to the video, would I be wrong in saying that they were all black kids?
The brothers and sisters are running the city
That pretty well sums things up. How long before these business’s move out of Philadelphia?
Canister rounds in the main bore will do it.
“According to the video, would I be wrong in saying that they were all black kids?”
Can’t tell, but as usual there is plenty of cutesy side-stepping of that likely fact.
Must be a trend.
It has to be. Darn those Amish.
“Flash Mob” tries to give the sense that this was one of those silent groups of harmless internet geeks that sometimes gather.
This was rather just a good old-fashioned riot by a bunch of ghetto thugs who were off school for the week (those that bother to go to school).
More like tweating twits. It’s funny how they are so poor yet can afford most of the daily luxuries like expensive gym shoes and cellphones. When we sponsored my cousin from Shanghai to become a US citizen, he thought the residents of Cabrini-Green public housing were all rich since they could afford to own cars and televisions and even professors in China could not at that time(this was in 1980).
Before Intercourse, it was Bird in Hand, and I kid you not.
black Amish Running amok
It doesn’t sound like a “flash mob”.
The next morning, at dawn, the Zulus approach to within several hundred yards and begin singing a war chant; the British respond by singing “Men of Harlech”. In the last assault, just as it seems the Zulus will finally overwhelm the tired defenders, the British soldiers fall back to a tiny redoubt that Chard had earlier ordered constructed out of mealie bags. With a reserve of soldiers hidden within the redoubt, they form into three ranks, and pour volley after volley into the stunned natives. They withdraw after sustaining heavy casualties. Later, the Zulus sing a song to honour the bravery of the defenders and leave.
I thought snowball fights in Philly were limited to Eagle games. It is comforting to know that football does not cause snowball fights.
Don't conspiracy laws come into play.
Either in Blue Ball, PA or Kuntztown, PA
Thanks so much for the Dr. Pepper sinus flush. Fresh can, too - maximum fizz.
According to the radio report, conspiracy charges were made against 14 of them (Amish) that were arrested early .
But that would be racist!
For God's sake grow up "kids"!
I would of arrested as many as I could confiscated their phones and used them to track down each and every one of the others that had planned to be there.
Sounds like a normal day at the Gallery to me.
Hey, it’s Philly... definitely, those crazy Pennsylvania Dutch!!!
A bit of a thread jack but;
Gotta love it. At least nobody was shot.
Hm?.....I bet there aren't mobs of Mormon missionaries attending that school. So?....What niche group attends Gratz? Could it be a black minority?
CBS3.com: "'FLASH MOB' OF 100 TEENS STORM CENTER CITY MACY'S" (SNIPPET: "16-year-old girl was arrested for allegedly kicking a 15-year-old boy in the face as other teens held him down outside the store. The 15-year-old is listed in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.") (February 17, 2010, 8:00 pm US/Eastern)