JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Flash mobs are known across the United States as a group of people dancing, having fun and enjoying themselves while entertaining others.
However, the Walmart off Lem Turner Road in Jacksonville fell victim to a flash robbery when more than 300 people entered the store and destroyed the security system as well as some merchandise.
According to a police report, the group destroyed an electronic anti-shoplifting security scanner that costs about $1,500. The police report also stated the massive crowd could have arrived at the store after a party that was broken up on Sampson Road.
YouTube video showed the teens throwing food and merchandise around the store.
Channel 4 crime analyst Ken Jefferson said any sort of crime where there are hundreds of people involved is a dangerous situation.
"You've got a large number of people going and coming at the same time they are throwing produce," Jefferson said. "They are stealing items. They are all over the store. You can imagine how fearful the customers were who were in there at that particular time."
Police did not make any arrests after the mob of people took over the store. If caught, these teens could face criminal charges.
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