19 Teens Arrested After 'Mob Action' in Mall
Two injured in ruckus
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 25, 2013 5:03 PM CST
Teenagers in a mall.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Nineteen teenagers have been arrested following a disturbance that shut down a Chicago shopping mall and left two people with minor injuries. Chicago police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak says the teens arrested Saturday were males and females ranging in age from 13 to 18. Most are charged with misdemeanor mob action. A 16-year-old is charged with battery of a mall security guard who was trying to evacuate the mall.

Ford City Mall senior general manager John Sarama says the incident wasn't related to an appearance by the boy band Mindless Behavior, which ended about 45 minutes earlier. Police say a large group of teens started causing chaos inside the mall. The disturbance continued in the parking lot, where some teens climbed on top of cars.

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Nerdbomb
Feb 26, 2013 1:32 PM CST
Rofl. Gotta love how the media and even the poster has to cover up the fact that they were all black. People like you are the reason it gets so out of hand and grows worse and worse. It's a huge problem. Just admit it. Why are you so obligated to pretend it isn't a huge problem? Here's video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrHMsE5gM-I Around blacks, never relax!
MattB
Feb 26, 2013 11:20 AM CST
I am suprissed that everyone else is suprised that this happend in a Chicago MALL. I keep telling the Zoo keepers that monkeys belong in the cage & not running around with PEOPLE!
MSCOTTASHLEY
Feb 26, 2013 10:56 AM CST
The action was not related to the Mindless Behavior concert! Yeah right.