Flash Mob Mania Strikes Again (3 Videos)
A ten-woman flash mob rampages a convenience store.
A Flash Mob has struck in the Washington DC Area for the second time in as many weeks, fueling speculation that the new trend with its origins in Philadelphia is producing copycats.
A Shop Express was rampaged by ten women Thursday morning along Benning Road in D.C. Carrying small bags, the girls grabbed everything they could get their hands on, snatching up food and drinks at a rabid pace before dashing out of the store. More surprising was that the total amount of the theft only amounted to $60.
“Stealing is a very normal thing at convenience stores,” said one employee. “It happens every day-morning, evening, night. But this kind of thing I have never seen before.”
The brashness of the theft has the store owner now contemplating closing the store at night.
The Flash mobs got so bad in Philadelphia that Mayor Michael Nutter issued curfews for anyone under the ages of 13 and under 18 after the mobs had become more violent during their robberies.
“I have an understanding of what of our parents are facing, but others are in very challenging situations, and I appreciate that and understand that, but there is no excuse for young people being out so late at night by themselves and then making bad decisions and literally assaulting other citizens. I will not tolerate that,” Nutter told CNN News.
Nutter, who is African-American, delivered a sermon at his church, Mount Carmel Baptist, telling the robbers:
“You’ve damaged yourself, you’ve damaged another person, you’ve damaged your peers and, quite honestly, you’ve damage your own race.”
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