Bomb Scare Sparks Melee at Top Model Auditions

Mob stampedes; 2 hospitalized, 3 jailed for inciting a riot
By Amelia Atlas,  Newser User
Posted Mar 15, 2009 5:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – A smoking car mistaken for a bomb sparked a high-heeled stampede among thousands of women awaiting Manhattan auditions for America's Next Top Model yesterday, reports the New York Daily News. Six were injured and three jailed for inciting a riot. "The girls were running like it was 9/11 Part Two," said one. The first audition open to women under 5-foot-7 was in trouble before the scare. Several women fainted, and a fight erupted between two men.