When you hear "flash mob" these days, you probably think of people randomly participating in choreography in a public space, someone getting it all on video, and then the clip going viral. But when a mob of a different sort broke out in Bryan, Texas (about 100 miles from Austin), no one was amused to say the least. Last weekend, up to 40 "twerking teens," ranging in age from 8 to 17, forced their way into and proceeded to ransack a Chevron Food Mart convenience store. All while some stood outside "twerking to Musak." (What?!) The suspects allegedly stole candy, food and drinks. The only good news: A security camera caught everything, and now, several could face charges of theft, vandalism, organized crime and assault.
One of the store clerks at the time, Terry Polsgrove, says he was totally overwhelmed by what he says happened so fast.
Before he could get the doors closed, kids were streaming into the store. "You start seeing this young lady yelling, 'Hey, come on in and get it! They're giving away free stuff!'" he told KBTX. So crazy!
Here's the footage of how it all went down ...
Really disturbing, right? My heart goes out to Polsgrove, who was obviously outnumbered and couldn't defend himself or the store. It's so strange to think that this would have just happened out of the blue ... It was obviously orchestrated.
Sure, they're kids, but this is still criminal behavior. Worse yet, who's to say that this couldn't happen again? For that reason alone, I guess we can only hope there are serious, real consequences for the alleged ringleaders of the mob at the very least.
What do you think authorities should do about what happened here?