Mindless Behavior: 19 Teens Arrested at Chicago Mall
What is the world coming to? Singing group Mindless Behavior may have gotten a little more than they bargained for after their promotion run for their new single ‘All Around the World’ at Ford City mall in Chicago, Illinois. Shortly after signing autographs for over 1,000 fans, which included parents and children, a full fledged riot between 13 to 18 year-old’s broke out.
According to the Chicago Tribune:
Two people suffered minor injuries and police arrested 19 teenagers during a disturbance involving crowds of young people Saturday at Ford City Mall on the Southwest Side, authorities said.
About 4:45 p.m., a large group of disruptive teens ran yelling through the mall, which is located at 7601 S. Cicero Ave., according to a mall official.
Reports note that over 50 police cars, including a helicopter responded to the chaotic mall scene. For drivers, traffic was jammed as teenagers jumped on cars yelling profanities. Chicago Police documents show that 17 teens were charged with mob-like actions including; battery and criminal trespassing.