Hundreds of teens went on to terrorize a Brooklyn mall forcing it to close down a day after Christmas.
Reports tell a flash mob was orchestrated over social media where erroneous reports were disseminated telling rapper Fabolous would be making an appearance.
With up to 400 teens swarming Kings Plaza Mall, it wasn’t long before an inciting event, two students swapping insults over a t shirt led to the congregation suddenly trashing stores, assaulting shoppers.
The ensuing fracas led to panicking shoppers making for the exits and clerks scrambling to pull down metal gates.
Told Abu Taleb, 31 a clerk: “I was begging them to stop. There were a lot of kids, hundreds of kids . . . [Security] would chase them out one door and they would come back in another door,”
“I’ve been here seven years, and I have never seen anything like this before.”
The mall would go on to close down circa 7 p.m. for roughly an hour and has since issued a temporary “no teens” rule, in which anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult, police sources said.
Fights at the mall also broke out in front of McDonald’s and Best Buy, where a group of girls began screaming and throwing punches as security guards struggled to break up the brawl.
Two security guards also carried a teenage boy out by his wrists and ankles, video footage shows.
Some of the teens — who had planned the rowdy meet-up on social media — later took to Facebook to brag about it.
Told one teen, Ray Ray Sextana on Facebook: “[Kings Plaza] was on tilt today but n-ggas wasn’t catching me.”
Another teen, Mark Wallace, posted: “S–t was crazy at Kings Plaza. So the security started shutting down the mall and kicking all teens out but it was so much of us they couldn’t get control.”
He added,“F–ked up my middle finger tryna fight them bitch ass security guards.”
Cops have since told no one was injured seriously and no arrests were made.
A fight broke out at the same shopping center during a 2010 Fabolous appearance.
The fiasco has since led to commentators on the web pouring out disconcert towards the African American community who many have dubbed as inflammotory and seeking to incite violence and bereft of civility. Others went on to wonder why no arrests were made and whether the media’s stance would have been more denouncing had it been whites pouncing on black youths. As is the incident predominantly involved black youth on black youth.