CRACKDOWN: Cops Get Medieval On Flash Mob’s Ass

little-caesar.jpgINQUIRER: Police arrested 18 juveniles for disorderly conduct this afternoon after a large group of teens became unruly in Center City, police said. Store owners on the 1400 block of Chestnut Street called police about 4:15 p.m. after a large fight broke out near a CVS drug store, said Lt. Frank Vanore, police spokesman. “The stores called us right away, and we moved in,” Vanore said. Police arrived on the scene minutes after receiving the call, and made the arrests as the mob of about 40 scattered. “We believe they may have been en route to the Gallery but never made it,” Vanore said. One of the teens – who elbowed an arresting officer in the mouth, splitting his lip – was charged with assault on a police officer. No other injuries were reported. Vanore said the teens also could be charged with riot. “We’re trying to charge them with the highest charges we can bring,” he said. MORE

INQUIRER: Sixteen people arrested in the latest rampage in Center City have been charged with a felony count of riot, the District Attorney’s Office said this morning. Those arrested included 13 juveniles and three adults. Riot is a third-degree felony, which carries a sentence of up to seven years in prison for adults. One of the juveniles also was charged with assaulting a police officer who was elbowed in the face. MORE

CBS: Wednesday’s incident comes nearly two weeks after approximately 100 teens engaged in a mob-like atmosphere inside the Macy’s Department Store located in the 1300 block of Market Street. Fourteen teens were taken into custody. MORE

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