Skip to comments.Flash mob causes havoc at Walmart
Posted on 07/17/2012 7:17:04 AM PDT by Hojczyk
Flash mobs are known across the United Stats as a group of people, dancing, having fun and enjoying themselves while entertaining others.
However, the Wal-Mart off Lem Turner Road in Jacksonville fell victim to a flash robbery when more than 300 people entered the store and destroyed the security system as well as some merchandise.
According to the police report, the group destroyed an electronic anti-shop lifting security scanner that costs about $1,500. The police report also stated the massive crowd could have arrived at the store after a party that was broken up on Sampson Road.
YouTube video showed the teens throwing food and merchandise around the store.
Channel 4's Crime Analyst Ken Jefferson said any sort of crime where there's hundreds of people involved is a dangerous situation.
"You've got a large number of people going and coming at the same time they are throwing produce," said Jefferson. "They are stealing items, they are all over the store. You can imagine how fearful the customers were who were in there at that particular time."
Police did not make any arrests after the mob of people took over the store. If caught, these teens could face criminal charges.
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Are we allowed to mention the race/ethnicity of the mob?
Why is it ok to identify by age, to say that they are teenagers or young adults, but not okay to identify by other characteristics?
Were they compelled to theft and mayhem because they live miserable lives grappling with poverty??? Are we supposed to feel sorry for them?
No, they're not. They are known for disrupting shoppers, stealing and sometimes engaging in violence. I guess this reporter never actually was in the middle of one of them.
I couldn’t see the comments when I went to the page...guess there was too much truth telling in them?
Black Feral Youths out of control will become the norm because no one wants to address the real problem ,,, 70% come from homes with no father and everything in their life has been given to them by the government and they want more .
THAT’S RACIST !!!!!!
It’s a black thing.
Y’all wouldn’t unnastan’.
Walmart is a success because somebody else built it!
That’s a shame...assistant principal Terri Jones does a great job ‘stirring the pot’...truth is EXACTLY what she got a good dose of...where are the ‘white flash mobs’...where are the ‘asian flash mobs’...where are the ‘hispanic flash mobs’..?
Maybe this is why the city of Detroit does not have one chain grocery supermarket store within city limits. Pretty tough to chalk up a profit between food fights!
You’re allowed. They’re blacks stealing.
...note to self, get more re-loaders
Look on the positive side. Nobody got beaten near to death.
yep, holder’s people
“Flash mobs are known across the United States as a group of people, dancing, having fun and enjoying themselves while entertaining others.”
She makes it sound like a a convention of court jesters were simply staging a show.
This is merely a standard pagan ritual of sacrifice to Saint Trayvon. (Please note my tag line).
And now we know where Obama’s radical vision for blacks in America is taking us. Want more of this? Do what you can to keep Obama in office, and enjoy the entertainment, until it comes to your doorstep.
I fear a nationwide flash mob, if Hussein loses the election.
More like Trash Mobs / Grab and Dash Mobs / Trash Robs / Bash Mobs.
We will soon regret this was not stopped sooner.
In Minneapolis, the same "teens" are randomly attacking white people (so it does not reach the level of a crime) and the reaction was to implement a curfew.
Headling is NOT RIGHT....”causing havoc?” They were STEALING!!!
Go to YouTube and search for “Flash Mob Walgreens”, “Flash Mob Convenience store”, “Mob beating man” “Brawl at Ihop” and they’ll all show the same thing.
those were just random things I typed into YouTube.
This unreported problem is much much bigger than anyone care to admit, and it’s eventually going to blow up in a worse way anyone can imagine.
I think they were either crazed Latvian or Finnish teenagers high on something.
“Are we allowed to mention the race/ethnicity of the mob?”
I’m from Jax. Lem Turner road is pretty much Amish. I wouldn’t go in that area 20 years ago.
Gee and to think I passed near that place on my way back from the range about that same time yesterday. Probably good did not stop or I guess I’d be the next George Zimmerman since this is in the prosecuting DA’s area of enforcement.
Probably those trouble-making Lithuanians again.
Those freak’n Amish!
A "Gateway" Fudd, huh?
“Walmart is a success because somebody else built it!”
You gotta bidness?? Just ‘cause you think you so smart? Well you ain’t gonna get to wreck it yousef!! No somebody gotta hep you do dat!!
Try doing a search for flash mob and Hallelujah chorus. Then look at the related videos. The flash mobs she referred to are very entertaining and, even inspiring.
This kid had been suspended repeatedly for provoking and initiating fights on the playground, in the hallway, and in the classroom. He was involved with two others who, in the midst of a fight, pushed my substitute down, causing her to break her upper arm last fall. Much of my time during and after school hours was spent on the phone and in meetings with his (and other's) parents. Our school was cited for too many suspensions. BTW, this is fifth grade we're talking about. The fourth grade was every bit as out of control, and the third graders were not much better. The second graders were angels compared to the other grades.
Yup. Blew off some 9s yesterday through my Glocks and Walther PPS and some 380s from the Bersa.
Where is George Zimmerman when you need him?
Yes, I also was unable to get to comments.
Meh. Dog bites man. No news here. Move along.
Nice facility, but I moved down to Ancient City about two years ago.
Any place too restrictive to let you shoot an Encore on the rifle range doesn’t need my patronage.
How’s that Walther working for you? I’m in the market for a service size, DAO, 9, and I haven’t heard much about the Walther.
This is the problem. Holder’s people know the local police aren’t going to ever do anything because the police have been browbeaten with the racism charge for so long, they are afraid to do anything. It’s going to have to be up to armed citizens to make it right.
Exactly. The reporting on this was terrible. The woman newsbabe I saw said that they are just glad nobody was hurt. She acted as if this were some sort of prank. Has the whole world gone insane? Shoot these looters! That will put a stop to it.
One positive thing about Walmart is that they are proactive.
For example, nationally, they are sued by somebody several times an hour for the entire year, average. Often by scoundrels doing fake slip-and-falls.
But Walmart has decided it will not settle anything, but fight each and every case in court. To do this, it created a large “flying squad” of experienced lawyers, who can slice and dice such cases with blinding speed.
As you might imagine, this sends a powerful message to the lawyers of America. Don’t mess with Walmart.
In this case, the flash mob got away with it, once. But now the ball is in the court of Walmart’s corporate head of security.
So here is the problem: How to stop a flash mob of 300 individuals raiding your store?
While I can’t picture how this could be done, I imagine some very creative people are working on this answer right now. And this will not end well for some future flash mob.
What really cracks me up is how all the dumba&!es film each other and then post it on the internet.
It makes it a lot easier to “organize: with their “free” (we pay for them) “Obamaphones”. Google or Bing = Obamaphones.
Barry is arming these idiots that he cam IM , Tweet or text, and they each other for optimum havoc when the time is right.
FACT: White Flash mobs are known across the United States as a group of people, dancing, having fun and enjoying themselves while entertaining others.
FACT: Black Flash mobs are known for disrupting shoppers, stealing and sometimes engaging in violence.
Any declarations that I am racist will require proof that the above statements are NOT FACT.