Skip to comments.Mob Of Teens Steals $3K Of Jeans From Wicker Park Store (Chicago)
Posted on 07/30/2012 5:57:06 AM PDT by rawhide
A mob of more than 20 teenagers descended on a trendy Wicker Park shop on Saturday and made off with more than $3,000 worth of jeans.
CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports the incident was caught on store surveillance cameras, and the owner posted the video on YouTube.
Luke Cho said he hopes the images help police find the robbers, or maybe even shame the parents of the teens enough that theyll turn the kids in.
From the moment the teens started flooding in the door at Mildblend Supply Co. on Milwaukee Avenue around 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Cho knew something wasnt right.
You see a group a group of teenagers walking in or marching in one-by-one. As you can see, it looks like its some kind of procession, Cho said while reviewing the surveillance video on Sunday.
To Cho, it looked like a flash mob was about to rob the store, so he immediately locked the door.
At least I think I kind of maybe stopped the flow a little bit, but I quickly realized something bads about to happen, and I alerted my staff to call 911, Cho said.
The teens tried to get out of store, but not before doing more shopping, stuffing their backpacks with merchandise, while other teens outside tried to get in.
At the time when I locked the door, theyre banging on the door, Cho said.
Eventually, the teens figured out how to unlock the door themselves, and rushed into the streets, which were packed with crowds from the Wicker Park Fest, making it easier to blend in.
Now, Cho wonders whether the flash mob phenomenon is deserting downtown for the neighborhoods.
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Chicago cops discuss here:
Being stylish for free is a civil right. Anybody got a problem with that?
Good police blog. Thanks for the link.
Took the cops 30 minutes to respond to the call for help.
“teens” my ass
“shame the parents of the teens enough that theyÂll turn the kids in.”
If you can find them.
If Obama had a mob of teens, they would look like this.
“Being stylish for free is a civil right. Anybody got a problem with that?”
Maxine Waters will introduce it as a plank at the Dim convention.
After I read the headlines I just knew it was those wayward Amish kids again.
After I saw the picture, I was unable to pick out any Amish at all. What a shock!
Ya beat me to it!
I hurt my back stealing some designer jeans and I’m depressed.Where do I file for disability?
Silly Asian man! Parental shame?? This is inner-city Chicago my friend, not Taiwan!
At least the mayor took care of there Chick-Fil-A problem.
A way to help prevent this type of activity in the future would be to require that a valid credit card be swiped before allowing entrance to the store.
Brought to a store near you, courtesy of the OBAMAPHONE!!!
(along the same line..)
Yo, Bro, you didn’t build that! We’re the ‘somebody’ that helped you and we’re taking our part now! You owe us!