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.