400 Teens Plow Through Brooklyn Mall

Unaccompanied minors briefly banned after reported fights

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 28, 2013 5:35 PM CST

(Newser) – The day after Christmas, some 400 teens burst into a Brooklyn mall, and fights and looting ensued, according to New York Post sources. The kids reportedly thought—incorrectly—that the rapper Fabolous was going to perform at Kings Plaza. "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," a store clerk says. "I’ve been here seven years, and I have never seen anything like this before."

Another clerk says the teens "were playing the ‘knockout’ game," which reportedly involves punching out bystanders. There were no serious injuries, nor any arrests, police insiders tell the paper. Yesterday, unaccompanied minors were barred from the mall; today, they were allowed in again, CNN reports.

A screen shot from CNN video of the Kings Plaza Shopping Center.
A screen shot from CNN video of the Kings Plaza Shopping Center.   (CNN video)
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