Flash Mob Walmart Falls Victim To Robbery, Flash mobs are popular at Walmart and are known across the United States as a group of people dancing, having fun and enjoying themselves while entertaining others.
However, a store in Jacksonville, Florida, 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-shop lifting 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 in Jacksonville.
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’s 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.”