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Mob Of Teens Steals $3K Of Jeans From Wicker Park Store (Chicago)
cbslocal, Ch 2 ^ | 7-29-12 | CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley

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 they’ll 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 wasn’t right.

“You see a group a group of teenagers walking in – or marching in – one-by-one. As you can see, it looks like it’s 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 bad’s 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, they’re 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: jeans; mob; teens

1 posted on 07/30/2012 5:57:17 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide
And no arrests have been made so there will be no troublesome statistics to add to the Chicago crime data base. Stores are going to have to start adopting the lock and buzzer system used widely in Europe and that is going to be a problem with high volume stores. I wonder if Chicago would prohibit such a system anyway?
2 posted on 07/30/2012 6:07:16 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: rawhide
or maybe even shame the parents of the teens enough that theyÂ’ll turn the kids in.

BWHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!BWHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

3 posted on 07/30/2012 6:08:57 AM PDT by ontap
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To: ontap

Chicago cops discuss here:

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/


4 posted on 07/30/2012 6:11:50 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: rawhide

Being stylish for free is a civil right. Anybody got a problem with that?


5 posted on 07/30/2012 6:15:24 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: KeyLargo

Good police blog. Thanks for the link.


6 posted on 07/30/2012 6:21:50 AM PDT by moovova (Chic-fil-A is good...and right.)
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To: rawhide

Took the cops 30 minutes to respond to the call for help.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 6:25:01 AM PDT by DManA
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To: rawhide

“teens” my ass


8 posted on 07/30/2012 6:25:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ontap

“shame the parents of the teens enough that theyÂ’ll turn the kids in.”

If you can find them.


9 posted on 07/30/2012 6:25:41 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Truth29

If Obama had a mob of teens, they would look like this.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 6:26:04 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

“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.


11 posted on 07/30/2012 6:27:59 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: rawhide

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!


12 posted on 07/30/2012 6:28:59 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: ontap

Ya beat me to it!


13 posted on 07/30/2012 6:30:59 AM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: Rennes Templar

I hurt my back stealing some designer jeans and I’m depressed.Where do I file for disability?


14 posted on 07/30/2012 6:31:41 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: rawhide
or maybe even shame the parents of the teens enough that they’ll turn the kids in.

Silly Asian man! Parental shame?? This is inner-city Chicago my friend, not Taiwan!

16 posted on 07/30/2012 6:33:14 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: rawhide

At least the mayor took care of there Chick-Fil-A problem.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 6:36:47 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: rawhide

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.


18 posted on 07/30/2012 6:45:15 AM PDT by Will we know the moment (e are no longer a republi)
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To: rawhide

Brought to a store near you, courtesy of the OBAMAPHONE!!!


19 posted on 07/30/2012 6:49:34 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

(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!


20 posted on 07/30/2012 7:00:53 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: AD from SpringBay
If Obama had a mob of teens, they would look like this.


That's the reason for giving them their full multimedia capable, Government provided and tax payer funded Obama Phone.

The Obama phone has become the coconut telegraph of all kinds of organizing and coordinating criminal mob group behavior such as OWS protests, collecting flash mobs for stealing things, organizing wilding and riot type events, coordinating gang wars, and managing drug dealing and communicating with look out networks to avoid police bust and drug surveillance.

Well, Obama is a community organizer and he sure is getting his community organized.

You didn't really think those free Obama phones were for looking for a job and access to 911 service did you?

21 posted on 07/30/2012 7:01:06 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: AD from SpringBay; rawhide; Truth29

“If Obama had a mob of teens, they would look like this.”

In the news story police confirmed they’re investigating the robbery, but have made no arrests as of Sunday afternoon.

I suggest we give the police a little help...these were Obama’s & Holder’s mob of teens...time to arrest the racist leaders instigating this kind of behavior. Obama & Holder are equally evil, and they are intentionally inciting their kind. Why do you think Homeland (In)-Security is preparing for ‘war’ to deal with ‘civil unrest’ prior to the election?


22 posted on 07/30/2012 7:08:59 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: rawhide

Damn that Chick-Fil-A.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 7:08:59 AM PDT by opus86
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To: rawhide

Isn’t that picture more of obama’s sons displaying chicago values?


24 posted on 07/30/2012 7:12:21 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: rawhide
I love the nuance of this report. No mention is proffered on any commonality among the members of this mob. What could bind these yutes in brother/sisterhood?

Among all the hand wringing about the helplessness of society in these situations, the press offers this nugget:

..or maybe even shame the parents of the teens enough that they’ll turn the kids in.

Hahahahaha! Shall we hold our collective breaths?

25 posted on 07/30/2012 7:23:05 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: rawhide; BillyBoy; Impy; BlackElk; Dr. Sivana; Dengar01; Clintonfatigued; Clemenza; ...

THIS.... THIS is “Chicago Values.”


26 posted on 07/30/2012 7:36:22 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: rawhide
I just heard that Brian Ross of ABC NEWS orchestrated this via facebook.

Wait I just found out it may have been another Brian Ross. (never mind)

27 posted on 07/30/2012 7:40:58 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: rawhide

The store needs a remote control locking device that cannot be manually unlocked. They also need a safe room for the employees to escape to.


28 posted on 07/30/2012 8:25:25 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: KeyLargo
It's good to see a fellow FReeper from Illinois who knows about SCC’s blogspot. As a former Bridgeporter,who posts on SCC’s blog regularly, it's good to know that I'm not alone in this leftist wilderness called Chicago...though from what I'm reading on the blog, the anger against oboma and rahm emanuel is red hot...and the cops are all talking about voting for Romney, and NOT oboma...they’e fed up.

Good start.....

29 posted on 07/30/2012 8:26:59 AM PDT by itssme
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To: PGR88
The Link card-carrying momma’s of these thugs make sure their kids get out there and bring home the bacon. No morals, no fear of anyone or anything. And they feel a sense of entitlement since obozo is their prez, AND rahm emanuel won't let the cops touch them...rahm and obozo need their votes, and they all know they're living off oboma’s “stash.” So, they're bold, brazen, and by the time the short-staffed police get to the call, it's all over. And weren’t these thugs well organized...there was a Wicker Party festival going on at the same time, making navigating the crowds and traffic in the neighborhod an issue. If rahm emanuel isn't going to do anything about it, the store owners can either close shop and move to another state, or they can hire armed security. And Chicago sinks lower and lower.
30 posted on 07/30/2012 8:57:06 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Will we know the moment

Stores don’t want to do stuff like that, since it deters shoppers. They want people coming into their store, the more the better. Any hurdles they throw up to make it harder for customers are going to impact their bottom line.


31 posted on 07/30/2012 10:09:02 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: rawhide

forget shame. stealing is part of their culture. they are proud of themselves. they call it getting over. lot of animal dna in them


32 posted on 07/30/2012 1:11:35 PM PDT by turdhopper
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I don’t wear jeans, I find them uncomfortable.


33 posted on 07/30/2012 10:48:34 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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