Imagine you’re browsing the aisles at your local Walmart on a quiet Saturday night, when suddenly the store is overrun by about 300 teenagers who decide it’s time to stage an impromptu food fight in the produce section. Luckily, you don’t have to imagine it because it’s all been caught on camera.
Some media reports are labeling it a “flash mob,” though we think this was less a case of organized hooliganism and more a situation of a few hundred people choosing to wreck a Jacksonville, FL, Walmart on a whim.
Regardless, it’s believed that the large group was what remained of a nearby house party that broke up when police responded to reports of gun fire and a man being shot in the leg.
Thankfully, no such wounds were inflicted at the Walmart, but witnesses do claim they heard a gun being fired in the parking lot.
The crowd descended on Walmart around 11:20 p.m. on Saturday night. No specific thefts were reported, but there was damage to store property — including a $1,500 security camera — and we’re going to assume that the tossed-about produce did not make it back onto the shelves.
The crowd eventually dispersed, with someone on the video urging the group to move on to Wendy’s.
Saturday night flash mob takes over Jacksonville Walmart [Jacksonville.com]