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Outlet Mall Locked Down After 200 Juveniles Mob the Property, Cops Give Them an Ultimatum

Chaos erupted at an outlet mall in Long Beach, California, on Saturday when a fistfight between two females — one adult and one a minor — went viral, attracting nearly 200 teenagers to witness the violent brawl.

According to KTLA -TV in Los Angeles, the two fighters were arrested, but the mob of onlookers posed a danger.

The Pike Outlets decided to close the mall early at 6 p.m. and police announced that anyone who was not out within 10 minutes would be arrested for trespassing.

Police also brought in a detention bus to arrest anyone who violated their orders.

Shortly after the fight, according to KTLA, a teenage boy was shot nearby and rushed to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

It remains unclear whether the shooting was related to the fight.

The incident at The Pike Outlets is a symptom of a growing trend of flash mob violence, particularly among juveniles.

According to KNBC in Los Angeles, in December, five individuals were detained following a large brawl involving about 1,000 teenagers at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance.

The flash mob violence resulted in minor injuries to a police officer and one teen.

The Del Amo Fashion Center implemented new age restrictions effective March 1, according to KTLA.

A sign at the entrance to the mall indicates that “All visitors under 18 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or adult, age 21 or older, after 3PM on Fridays and Saturdays.”

This is not the first time recently that the Long Beach area has experienced mob violence and crime.

In 2013, LAist, an independent news outlet and NPR member station, reported that Long Beach experienced a string of so-called “bash mobs” or “flash mobs” of teenagers running through the streets and attacking and robbing local residents and tourists.

The Los Angeles Times reported that same year that these crime waves were organized through social media and have occurred in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., among other places.

  • Terri says:

    Start putting their parents in jail. These kids are so entitled and out of control. I wouldn’t allow them in the mall with their parents any longer either. They are so rude and they have no respect for other adults or the law. Again, it starts at home………….if you raise an entitled disrespectful child this is what society has to deal with. Put they kids in a real jail and you will see their actions start to change

  • Ted says:

    The more black babies you have the more government assistance you get.

  • Welcome to Bizarro World ! says:

    We need MORE birth control, not less!



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