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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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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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