Flash Mob Mentality

Flash mobs seem to be a trend. Here’s a story about one in Philadelphia from the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Dozens OF West Philly boys – ranging in age from 11 to 19 – stormed a Sears store in Upper Darby on Thursday as part of a “flash mob” and made off with thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise, police said.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said he believed that the group organized the mass theft through social networking, although the exact networking site was not yet clear.

He said that the kids traveled together on public transportation and arrived at the store on 69th Street en masse about 7:10 p.m.

The kids – Chitwood estimated there were around 40 boys – scattered throughout the store and began to “rob, steal and pillage,” he said.

They took everything from sneakers to watches but left behind the boxes and tags, Chitwood said.

Read the rest here.

And from the Philly Post.

And another in Chicago: Teen Mob Storms Chicago Walgreens

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One Response to “Flash Mob Mentality”

  1. carlo grilletto Says:

    Here’s the solution. : Offer a $500 reward to anyone that has been texted to appear at flash and informs the police. The informer will not be identified. The only condition is that there is an arrest or in my way of thinking, get’s his or her ass kicked in.

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