Philadelphia Snowball Fight Turns Ugly: Violent Macy's Flash Mob
A snowball right turned ugly in Philadelphia when over 100 teenagers rampaged through a local Macy's store after starting a snowball fight. The mass snowball fight took place on Tuesday when a bunch of teens gathered to form a flash mob that turned violent.
The teens started brawling, and soon the fight ended up inside a local Macy's where items were damaged and stolen. The snowball fight flash mob was reportedly orchestrated through text messages and social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Two members of Philadelphia's city council are considering legal action against Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace in the wake of a "flash mob" earlier this week that turned violent, according to a letter sent to the city's mayor and obtained by CNET.
Permission to look into the possibility of a lawsuit against these social media platforms has been asked of Mayor Michael Nutter by two members of the Philadelphia city council. They believe that platforms such as MySpace and Facebook don't do enough to monitor content shared on their sites that can lead to such violent outbreaks.
There have been no charges made yet against the teenagers involved in this flash mob. Around 150 teens lead a rampage through the Market East Mall's Macy's department store. 16 arrests were made following the mass snowball fight, but no injuries were sustained by anyone involved.