Merry Christmas: Flash mob trashes mall

Hundreds of black teenagers who mistakenly believed a rap artist would be making an appearance at a Brooklyn, NY mall, suddenly began brawling and vandalizing dozens of stores amid a post-holiday crush of shoppers. The flash mob was organized via social media. New York Post: More than 400 crazed teens -- who mistakenly thought the rapper Fabolous would perform -- erupted into brawls all over Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin on Thursday at 5 p.m., sources said. The troublemakers looted and ransacked several stores as panicked shoppers ran for the exits and clerks scrambled to pull down metal gates. "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," said Abu Taleb, 31, a clerk at the kiosk Candy Plaza 2. "I've been here seven years, and I have never seen anything like this before." Some of the teens staged a game of "knockout" on the top floor -- and one...(Read Full Post)