Wednesday, July 18, 2012

300 teenagers 'smash mob' Wal-Mart - firing shots and having a food fight

Somewhere around 300 teenagers mobbed a Wal-Mart in Jacksonville destroying $1,500 of property, starting a food fight and shooting guns.

Police think that this gang may be the result of an out-of-control party which the police broke up earlier in the night.

So here we have hundreds of teens, who police believe are all aged under 18, invade  the store around 11.30pm. stampeding, grabbing produce, including loaves of bread and fruit, and starting a food fight. 

While the food fight is going on, others are stealing things and taking pictures of the riot on their phones. 

Terrorizing: Some of the teenagers posted footage of the rampage onto YouTube; police are still investigating.

Wal-Mart spokesperson defended their employees for calling 911 and not getting involved to break up the mob.

'The actions of these teenagers were deplorable and put at risk the safety of innocent bystanders. We're committed to assisting law enforcement in any way we can to help identify the people responsible for the commotion, including the acts of vandalism and theft that occurred at our store,' read the Walmart statement.