Most flash mobs seem straight out of an episode of Glee: all smiles and old people laughing and babies cooing (CLASSIC babies) and precise choreography and carefully arranged bottles of Coke with the label directed toward the camera. Then there’s the flash mob that went down at the Mall of Louisiana on Saturday that turned into an “ugly brawl” according to ABC News. The cause: crawdads and gumbo, probably.
Cellphone video captured the chaos as shoppers jammed escalators and ran for the nearest exits in Baton Rouge, the state capital. Employees at the mall were ordered to abandon their cash registers and evacuate immediately.
The fight broke out in the mall food court, where 200 teens had gathered for a flash mob.
“We think there was some sort of post on social media about a flash mob for tonight which drew such a large crowd of juveniles,” Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, said. (Via)
“JUVENILES.” Casey Rayborn Hicks sounds like an adult authority figure from a 1980s horror movie. (S?)he would later go on to blame “hip hoppy music” and “them dumbphones” for the brawl, before admitting it was a good idea for everyone to split up and go in different directions. Meanwhile, the real victims here: the nice ladies who hand out free samples of General Tso’s chicken in the food court.