Skip to comments.'Flash Mob' of 100 teens Storm Center City Macy's
Posted on 02/17/2010 6:33:12 AM PST by Jack Black
PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 Photo of an apparent "flash mob" involving approximately 100 teens causing chaos inside the Center City Macy's store. CBS
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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.
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Here is the shot from the front page of the Simon Gratz High School Home Page. They were football champions in their division this year.
In Post-Moral America this counts as “good clean fun”
These kids’ parents voted for Hussein.
Oh, this is Philly. That'd be Dietz and Watson® Franks.
Not a flash mob, a riot.
The kicking in the head deal means this is an urban crime.
I bet their dad will give them a stern lecture.
Future Cryps , Bloods and section 8 recipients. Few will live to see 50.
One day,very soon in the future, a ‘flash mob’ will cause chaos on the wrong people(armed merchants) and all hell will brake loose(Racism charges,NAACP marches and riots).
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
It was funny to watch but I am sure the guy was frightened for his life at first and then totally confused when the mob dispersed!
I'm sure he will, just as soon as he gets home from work.
Just imagine a flash mob event where 500 teens decided to run up the stairs inside the World Trade center on the morning of 9/11. What a hoot that would have been, huh?
The organizers of such a flash mob could be Muslim, but the participants could be stupid Manhattan teens looking for a good time.
After they go on Maury to determine who he is.
Is the only white person in that picture the coach of that black school?
Yeah the White Shadow
It’s all fun until someone shoots some of these scumbags.
This is one of the better ones I have seen: Antwerp Flash Mob
This one is very elaborate with lots of folks shooting the action and they had to get someone at the station to broadcast the music.
I kind of enjoyed reading a while back about a flash mob at an urban Best Buy where dozens of people turned up in blue knit shirts and khakis and stood at the ends of the aisles as though they were employees. No logos, no claim to be employees, no asking other customers if they needed help, just standing around.
I guess I am surprised that there was not looting and vandalism involved, as well as the fighting.
When he settles into the armchair after work with his WSJ and pipe, the children will get a stern lecture about civic responsibility they won't soon forget!
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