Over 500 teenagers who were having unauthorized cookout outside a Philadelphia recreation center on Sunday aggressively flash mobbed police officers who tried to disperse them.
The incident happened outside the Lonnie Young Recreation Center in Philadelphia’s Germantown section.
The police said they were trying to disperse the teens because the gathering had an unauthorized disc jockey.
The police said they did not make any arrests to avoid escalation of the already heated situation. No one was reportedly hurt.
Most of the attendees in the cookout appeared to be between ages 12 and 17 years old. Videos posted on social media show the teens climbing on top of police cars and taunting the officers.
Councilwoman Cindy Bass, a Democrat, said that while the City made a commendable job, she explained that the incident was due to youth boredom. “One of the things I hear time and time again from our youth is that they do not have anything to do, especially in the summer,” Bass said.
100% Fed Up reports:
WHAT HAPPENED IN PHILLADELPHIA ON SUNDAY NIGHT COULD BE ANYWHERE IN AMERICA! I have witnessed something similar to this in the city of Indianapolis and it’s frightening. Social media is to blame most of the time for sending out invites to bored teens. This is NOT ok and NOT normal…Parents beware!