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Teen flash mob strikes again -- this time at Nordstrom
KATU-TV ^ | April 13, 2012 | None

Posted on 04/14/2012 7:43:38 AM PDT by Inspectorette

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police are investigating another flash mob theft by a group of teens, this time at Nordstrom at the Lloyd Center.

Last week, a group of 16 teens converged on a Southeast Portland convenience store and stole merchandise and then ran out. Police are still investigating the incident.

Friday's incident happened just after 8 p.m. Police interviewed employees of the store who said a group of approximately 10 African-American male teenagers were in the store and began taking items and putting them in bags before they ran out the southwest doors of the store toward Northeast 9th Avenue.

Police who checked the area recovered some of the stolen clothing, but did not find the teens, who are ages 13-19 years old and all wearing hats and hoodies with their faces covered.

Cherise Vanhooser, who works at Lloyd Center, wasn't surprised at the incident.

"Kids steal all the time at the Lloyd center," she said. "I mean, I'm constantly dealing with it at work. I know a lot of the other managers are. It's just a constant problem. You always have to have someone on the floor because you can't trust anybody."

Police said they will work with Nordstrom officials to get surveillance video to help their investigation.

Anyone with information about this theft should email information to Portland Police.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: chimpout; flashmob; flashmobs; oregon; portland; urbanculture; yutes
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This happened last night. It's gonna be a long, hot summer.
1 posted on 04/14/2012 7:43:46 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette

Those darn “teens” with their hula hoops and dungarees and souped up hot rods and be-bop music.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 7:49:31 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Inspectorette

But, but, but, but we were told hoodies are an indication of nothing (besides not wanting to be identified whether walking through a gated community or surveillance video.)


3 posted on 04/14/2012 7:49:31 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Article didn’t say whether or not they yelled “This is for Trayvon”.


4 posted on 04/14/2012 7:50:38 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette
I haven't seen the security camera footage as yet, but I'll bet they were all wearing “Hoodies.”
5 posted on 04/14/2012 7:50:47 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: DJ Taylor

I wonder if these kids were Amish?


6 posted on 04/14/2012 7:51:36 AM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: Inspectorette

Hoodies don’t steal things, people steal things. ;o)


7 posted on 04/14/2012 7:52:13 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Inspectorette

“You always have to have someone on the floor because you can’t trust anybody.”

Actually, there are a lot of people you can trust. Just not “African-American male teenagers.”


8 posted on 04/14/2012 7:53:09 AM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: Inspectorette

I last shopped at Lloyd Center in the summer of 1965. At the time, it featured a store that sold “toys for men,” as the sign read. These “toys” consisted of fishing gear and guns. I’ll bet the store isn’t there today.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 7:53:20 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Inspectorette

BTW, if the media is concerned about actually identifying who these thugs are and terrified of ‘profiling’, why do they even identify their age demographic (teens).

Why not just call them ‘a group of humans’ or something?


10 posted on 04/14/2012 7:53:53 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Carl LaFong

LOL!

If I’d pulled crap like this as a teen, I wouldn’t have the guts to go home ever again ‘cuz I know my dad would’ve been waiting for me with a switch.

When I first got my drivers license, he flat out told me that if I ever wound up in jail, not to bother calling him to bail me out.

He wasn’t kidding.

Lo and behold, I was straight as an arrow and annoyingly law abiding.

Go figger.


11 posted on 04/14/2012 7:54:02 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Fred911
I'm shocked the article actually mention the race, guess the editor was asleep at the switch.

"Police interviewed employees of the store who said a group of approximately 10 African-American male teenagers were in the store and began taking items and putting them in bags before they ran out the southwest doors of the store toward Northeast 9th Avenue."

12 posted on 04/14/2012 7:54:06 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Inspectorette

The “hoodies” are taking liberalism out back and shooting it dead. While our gated community secure building elitist liberals continue on with the war on white people and the Lowry’s of the world prostrate themselves in agreement of the evils of white’s “racism” the campaign to turn the rest of America into a three thousand mile wide Detroit continues at breakneck speed.


13 posted on 04/14/2012 7:54:06 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Carl LaFong

Those darn “teens” with their hula hoops and dungarees and souped up hot rods and be-bop music............................ Yup, it all gets down to Elvis and Rock and Roll. We were warned. :)


14 posted on 04/14/2012 7:54:15 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Hoodies don’t steal things, people steal things

So true. After all, the unabomber wore a hoodie, and as far as we know, he didn't boost skittles and tea from the local 7-11.

15 posted on 04/14/2012 7:55:04 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Inspectorette

Soon they’ll start ringing doorbells, yelling “Trayvon calling!” and then run.


16 posted on 04/14/2012 7:56:01 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Inspectorette
PORTLAND, Ore. -- . . . a group of teens . . . all wearing hats and hoodies. . . .

They must have come in from Mt. Hoodie.

17 posted on 04/14/2012 7:56:09 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Boyz in the Hoodie.)
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To: Inspectorette

It’s happening in cities across the country.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 7:58:20 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Carl LaFong

Too specific.

Homo sapiens is less accusatory.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 7:58:34 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Carl LaFong
Why not just call them ‘a group of humans’ or something?

Maybe because they're not "human".

20 posted on 04/14/2012 7:59:01 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Hoodies don’t steal things, people steal things. ;o)

Guns don't kill flash mob raging teenage black male thiefs, people do. ;-)

21 posted on 04/14/2012 7:59:14 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Inspectorette

A long hot summer is right. The left and the race-baitors have been itching for a return to the 60’s style racial riots for some time now.

No argument from 0 - it will give him a chance to see how NDAA works out.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 7:59:38 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: jjsheridan5

Yeah, but “no profiling” remember?

It’s just plain unfair, racist, illegal, and down right selfish to not let bored minority teens have what they want.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 7:59:48 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Salamander
You & I weren't 'owed' for 'past injustices'.

Reminds me of stories I heard about the Chinese Cultural Revolution where Red Guard members could pretty much take anything they wanted by evoking Mao's name. That way the Great Helmsman could keep the merchant classes cowed & in line.

24 posted on 04/14/2012 7:59:48 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Inspectorette

First there was a smile and a hand shake.
Then there was surveillance video.
Then there was RFID gates at all entrances.
Then there was a guy who checked bags.

Pretty soon you won’t be allowed in or out of a store without being checked first, in a controlled area reminiscent of a TSA checkpoint that raises the cost of all goods 25%, because a bunch of asshats can’t go a day without making someone else’s life hell.

I’m wondering who is going to have their fill first. The takers, or the providers. Either way a bunch of mangy animals are going to be put out of their misery and the whole nation will benefit from the cleansing.

Not that I’m bitter, or jaded, or cynical. Nothing like that.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 8:00:50 AM PDT by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: DManA
It’s happening in cities across the country.

Just "Obama's sons" and "Holder's people" achieving social justice.

26 posted on 04/14/2012 8:00:58 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Carl LaFong

Mutants would be more like it.


27 posted on 04/14/2012 8:01:14 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: DJ Taylor
I haven't seen the security camera footage as yet, but I'll bet they were all wearing “Hoodies.”

No video needed......

"did not find the teens... all wearing hats and hoodies"

28 posted on 04/14/2012 8:01:24 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: Inspectorette
....who are ages 13-19 years old...

Just how do they know this?

29 posted on 04/14/2012 8:02:17 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Inspectorette

Derbyshire principle 10(e)


30 posted on 04/14/2012 8:02:43 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Inspectorette
I have to believe that the number of times this happens is much higher than what the media decides to report on.

Still waiting for an all white flash mob of thieves.Has anyone ever heard of one?

31 posted on 04/14/2012 8:03:33 AM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: Salamander
When I first got my drivers license, he flat out told me that if I ever wound up in jail, not to bother calling him to bail me out. He wasn’t kidding. Lo and behold, I was straight as an arrow and annoyingly law abiding.

Sounds familliar! We bent the heck out of some of the rules, but nothing that would get us in jail (at the time).

32 posted on 04/14/2012 8:04:07 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Inspectorette.
Police who checked the area recovered some of the stolen clothing, but did not find the teens, who are ages 13-19 years old and all wearing hats and hoodies with their faces covered.
It's probably too expensive to keep a group of thugs handy to take care of biz as these little vandals exit, but having entrance doors that lock down to prevent entry by a suddenly assembling group of hoods wouldn't be that bad.


33 posted on 04/14/2012 8:05:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: skeeter

My family credo was that nobody owed us *nuthin’*.

You went out and got what you wanted or you shut up and did without.

That’s why God gave us hind legs to stand up on.


34 posted on 04/14/2012 8:08:07 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander

“Go figger.”

Our Dads were there for us, no matter what. Their “dads” are AWOL. Big diff between you, me and them.


35 posted on 04/14/2012 8:12:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

He was a prison guard so I didn’t “bend” much....;D

When I was 15, I hooked school *once* and naturally, as I started to get on the bus, both the vice principal [who was on a first name basis with my mom] *and* the truant officer happened to be driving by.

I was royally screwed.

On “Senior Hook Day”, I was the only senior in school.

The only funny part about the hooking was that I got five days detention....*in the school library*.

Yeah.

“Tortures of the damned” for book-wormy me, that was....LOL


36 posted on 04/14/2012 8:13:07 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: carriage_hill

Yeah but he still would have let me rot in jail....LOL


37 posted on 04/14/2012 8:14:50 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Inspectorette
This is the pattern I've been anticipating. A lot of people are thinking about having to defend their homes from rampaging hordes of orcs and zombies, but that's not what will happen, for the simple reason that the orcs are not completely crazy. They know that invading a home will likely get them shot. Shoplifting won't, especially if the shoplifter is an unarmed teen.

Expect incidents of looting at stores and malls. These looting sprees will include suburban malls. The gangs will have vehicles. They will have safe-houses in the suburbs, thanks to the Section 8 housing program. The actual shoplifters will be unarmed teens, but will have armed backup hanging around in case they get into trouble (in any robbery, never assume that the visible robber is the only bad guy in the place). They will be so numerous that the police will not want to deal with them.

The cost of these robberies will be passed along to regular customers, and will have the same net effect as their robbing you and me individually.

38 posted on 04/14/2012 8:15:09 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Salamander
My family credo was that nobody owed us *nuthin’*.

You were lucky enough to have had a family that cared about your morality. I didn't, but it turned out to not matter. Throughout my long life I had the good sense to obey laws and more importantly, my own moral compass. As a consequence, I have no record of any law-breaking nor any moral transressions. I sleep well at night.

These cretins described in the article, on the other hand, probably had no familial guidance, nor the good sense to walk the straight and narrow. There is no hope for them, nor those like them. We'll just have to defend ourselves from them.

39 posted on 04/14/2012 8:17:24 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: PapaBear3625

Indoor shopping malls are going to go the way of the Dodo Bird.

I haven’t set foot in one for years, and I don’t plan to ever go to one again.


40 posted on 04/14/2012 8:17:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Inspectorette

second such mob of same type of people in two day in Portland area. First was a convenience store.


41 posted on 04/14/2012 8:18:14 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Inspectorette

Ah yes, function of the community organizers to train the stupid Holder people to come to riot upon call. The trainign sessions need to be listed so in October the complete list of training cities and dates can be issued to the BBC (no domestic propaganda outlet would dare expose the truth of the commie thugs training these fools to be cannon fodder for the ‘black revolution) and other alternate presses. Is some freeper keeping a list of these training sessions?


42 posted on 04/14/2012 8:18:23 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Salamander

My dad gave my brother and me the exact same talk and when my brother got arrested he didn’t call. My folks drove by my brothers truck parked on the side of the highway and figured he was in jail - sure enough he was. I just never bothered to get in trouble.


43 posted on 04/14/2012 8:19:43 AM PDT by Rays_Dad (H. Clinton-Every man who looks at her is reminded of his first wife, even if he's never been married)
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To: Inspectorette
Flash mob = black inner city youths

Nordstrom's = Corporation

Corporations = 'Da Man

Supreme Court = Corporations are People

Flash Mob Loots Corporation = Hate Crime

44 posted on 04/14/2012 8:19:43 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: TheZMan
Pretty soon you won’t be allowed in or out of a store without being checked first, in a controlled area reminiscent of a TSA checkpoint that raises the cost of all goods 25%, because a bunch of asshats can’t go a day without making someone else’s life hell.

Look for the next thing to be a guy standing by the door demanding people with hoodies take the hoods down and stare directly into the video camera (which will also take retina prints.

45 posted on 04/14/2012 8:20:04 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: I am bigjohn
Still waiting for an all white flash mob of thieves.Has anyone ever heard of one?

It's called "Congress."

46 posted on 04/14/2012 8:20:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: carriage_hill

That’s one reason they use the Mother F’in word a lot. They think you may be their daddy. Could be anybody. But I know they are not mine. If I were their daddy, they wouldn’t be so ugly. But then again, what cornere was their mother working?


47 posted on 04/14/2012 8:20:17 AM PDT by papageo
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To: Carl LaFong

All joking aside, it was the start of “teenagers” having an identity separate from children or adults and having time on their hands rather than having to work to support the family. Obviously greasers wouldn’t have behaved in such a shameful way, but I believe today’s yutes are a direct result of the rise of “teenagers” and removing God from our society.


48 posted on 04/14/2012 8:20:45 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Salamander
When I first got my drivers license, he flat out told me that if I ever wound up in jail, not to bother calling him to bail me out. He wasn’t kidding. Lo and behold, I was straight as an arrow and annoyingly law abiding.

Sounds familliar! We bent the heck out of some of the rules, but nothing that would get us in jail (at the time).

49 posted on 04/14/2012 8:23:00 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Inspectorette

It’s just a matter of time before a teen flash mob attempts to steal from the wrong business owner.

Eventually, some fed up entrepreneur is going to let the mob gather in his business, turn off the surveillance cameras, bar the doors, bring out his guns, go to work on the crowd and then let the chips fall where they may.

Think of Bernie Goetz on Steroids.


50 posted on 04/14/2012 8:23:09 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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