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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: Inspectorette

“10 African-American male teenagers”

Did any one of them look like Obama son?

81 posted on 04/14/2012 9:08:16 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: StormEye
I disagree. The convenience stores and shopping malls are just the beginning. Office buildings, pharmacies, homes (especially the "mansion" type homes), hijacking pricey vehicles on the highway are some possibilities.

In the later stages, yes. Pharmacies will be targeted along with other stores in the early stages. Carjackings will increase (along with shooting of carjackers). More of the pricy cars have OnStar-type theft prevention where the engine can be turned off remotely. Just as increasingly-good car alarms led to carjackings, these new anti-theft devices may result in more carjackers kidnapping or killing their victims so they can't report the theft until the car is in the chop-shop. You will also see more truck hijackings.

I'm not sure about offices -- what do they have that can be sold for good money on the street, besides computers?

Warehouses and distributor locations, on the other hand, would have lots of loot, and would be vulnerable to heavily-armed goblin gangs.

Eventually, though, people will get sufficiently fed up to exterminate the underclass in its entirety.

82 posted on 04/14/2012 9:12:36 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: SunkenCiv

“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.”

Never happen.

Building and fire code regulations...

83 posted on 04/14/2012 9:15:21 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Inspectorette

I honestly wish these “flash mob” @ssholes would try that in my presence. There is nothing wrong with them that some pepper spray and a baton cannot fix.

84 posted on 04/14/2012 9:17:41 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: Inspectorette

But did they bring their own bags........?

85 posted on 04/14/2012 9:18:34 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: Salamander

THAT’s funny! I wished I was that smart. I always used my BSA campouts as an excuse instead. Didn’t work; you’d think I’d have learned from the first one.

86 posted on 04/14/2012 9:19:56 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: Inspectorette

If the government gets it’s hands on our guns, we’ll have “flash mobs” coming to our homes.

87 posted on 04/14/2012 9:21:09 AM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: Inspectorette

At least this article gave the race of the perps.

88 posted on 04/14/2012 9:23:53 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: I am bigjohn

Barry Manilow concerts.

89 posted on 04/14/2012 9:27:11 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: The Antiyuppie


90 posted on 04/14/2012 9:37:25 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

It didn’t seem so “smart” in the rain or dead of winter....LOL

91 posted on 04/14/2012 9:39:22 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

Anyone that sees all these “incidents” reported on the national news (in full, ethnic makeup of the perps and their clothing included) had better look outside, you will probably see unicorns in your yard.

92 posted on 04/14/2012 9:41:53 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the weren't really there)
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To: PapaBear3625

Here in St. Louis, the public light rail system drops off the urban impis about two hundred yards from one of the region’s “best” malls (The Galleria, in Richmond Heights). At least one of the major department store maintains only a skeleton display of clothes on the first floor, because of rampant grab and dash theft by Barry’s sons. The darlings would storm the store, grab armloads of shirts and pants and then haul ass back to the train. Consequently, most of the store’s merchandise is now on the second floor.

Those of Barry’s boys who aren’t actively pillaging spend most of the day doing the Jesse Jackson Jr. Ghetto Strut up and down the mall’s cooridors. They run in packs, of course, to better intimidate the white housewives and their nutless menfolk.

All in all, this infusion of diversity makes for a wonderful shopping experience. Eventually, The Galleria will die, as does any mall that yields to black mobs (Northwoods, Jamestown, etc.), as increasing numbers of middle-class whites decide to shop on-line, rather than endure another ghetto experience. Triumphant, the hoodlums will simply move on, locust-like, to other commercial venues. And those will be killed off, in time.

All part of the plan.

93 posted on 04/14/2012 9:43:23 AM PDT by Basil Duke
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To: Inspectorette

Well, the blacks wanted and received their “rights.” Now we are seeing what they do with those “rights.”

94 posted on 04/14/2012 9:54:40 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Inspectorette

Always the same suspects, in the same clothing.


The preferred clothing choice of thieves, thugs, and assassins everywhere.

Further, you could insert the name of any city into the story and it would fit the bill.

As they sow, so shall they reap.

95 posted on 04/14/2012 10:00:20 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: Inspectorette

How many of them acted like Holders’ people or Obamas’ kids?

96 posted on 04/14/2012 10:07:47 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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97 posted on 04/14/2012 10:09:00 AM PDT by RedMDer (
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To: Carl LaFong

Well, either you’re closing your eyes
To a situation you do now wish to acknowledge
Or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated
By the presence of a pool table in your community.
Ya got trouble, my friend, right here,
I say, trouble right here in River City.
Why sure I’m a billiard player,
Certainly mighty proud I say
I’m always mighty proud to say it.
I consider that the hours I spend
With a cue in my hand are golden.
Help you cultivate horse sense
And a cool head and a keen eye.
Never take and try to give
An iron-clad leave to yourself
From a three-reail billiard shot?
But just as I say,
It takes judgement, brains, and maturity to score
In a balkline game,
I say that any boob kin take
And shove a ball in a pocket.
And they call that sloth.
The first big step on the road
To the depths of deg-ra-Day—
I say, first, medicinal wine from a teaspoon,
Then beer from a bottle.
An’ the next thing ya know,
Your son is playin’ for money
In a pinch-back suit.
And list’nin to some big out-a-town Jasper
Hearin’ him tell about horse-race gamblin’.
Not a wholesome trottin’ race, no!
But a race where they set down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey’boy
Sittin’ on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil?
Well, I should say.
Friends, lemme tell you what I mean.
Ya got one, two, three, four, five, six pockets in a table.
Pockets that mark the diff’rence
Between a gentlemen and a bum,
With a capital “B,”
And that rhymes with “P” and that stands for pool!
And all week long your River City
Youth’ll be frittern away,
I say your young men’ll be frittern!
Frittern away their noontime, suppertime, choretime too!
Get the ball in the pocket,
Never mind gittin’ Dandelions pulled
Or the screen door patched or the beefsteak pounded.
Never mind pumpin’ any water
‘Til your parents are caught with the Cistern empty
On a Saturday night and that’s trouble,
Oh, yes we got lots and lots a’ trouble.
I’m thinkin’ of the kids in the knickerbockers,
Shirt-tail young ones, peekin’ in the pool
Hall window after school, look, folks!
Right here in River City.
Trouble with a capital “T”
And that rhymes with “P” and that stands for pool!
Now, I know all you folks are the right kinda parents.
I’m gonna be perfectly frank.
Would ya like to know what kinda conversation goes
On while they’re loafin’ around that Hall?
They’re tryin’ out Bevo, tryin’ out cubebs,
Tryin’ out Tailor Mades like Cigarette Feends!
And braggin’ all about
How they’re gonna cover up a tell-tale breath with Sen-Sen.
One fine night, they leave the pool hall,
Headin’ for the dance at the Arm’ry!
Libertine men and Scarlet women!
And Rag-time, shameless music
That’ll grab your son and your daughter
With the arms of a jungle animal instink!
Friends, the idle brain is the devil’s playground!

Trouble, oh we got trouble,
Right here in River City!
With a capital “T”
That rhymes with “P”
And that stands for Pool,
That stands for pool.
We’ve surely got trouble!
Right here in River City,
Right here!
Gotta figger out a way
To keep the young ones moral after school!
Trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble...

Mothers of River City!
Heed the warning before it’s too late!
Watch for the tell-tale sign of corruption!
The moment your son leaves the house,
Does he rebuckle his knickerbockers below the knee?
Is there a nicotine stain on his index finger?
A dime novel hidden in the corn crib?
Is he starting to memorize jokes from Capt.
Billy’s Whiz Bang?
Are certain words creeping into his conversation?
Words like ‘swell?”
And ‘so’s your old man?”
Well, if so my friends,
Ya got trouble,
Right here in River city!
With a capital “T”
And that rhymes with “P”
And that stands for Pool.
We’ve surely got trouble!
Right here in River City!
Remember the Maine, Plymouth Rock and the Golden Rule!
Oh, we’ve got trouble.
We’re in terrible, terrible trouble.
That game with the fifteen numbered balls is a devil’s tool!
Oh yes we got trouble, trouble, trouble!
With a “T”! Gotta rhyme it with “P”!
And that stands for Pool!!!

98 posted on 04/14/2012 10:10:57 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Apologies for a vanity post, but it’s relevant. Citizens need to step forward. Years ago my mother, my three college and high school age daughters and I had a clear view from the upstairs balcony of a chaotic purse snatch and gang chase through the mall. The group of girls standing next to us was terrified to be witnesses, to which my eldest responded with some rather unladylike remarks. My two eldest spent about 45 minutes with security and police.

99 posted on 04/14/2012 10:22:12 AM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Road Glide
Building and fire code regulations...

My local bank near the mall has airlock-type doors. Outer door opens to short corridor. Inner door will only open if outer door is closed, and presumably if a teller hits the panic button anybody in the airlock will be trapped there.

100 posted on 04/14/2012 11:00:35 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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