Footage captures Chicago flash mobs stealing entire racks of merchandise

Footage captures Chicago flash mobs stealing entire racks of merchandise

Flash mobs in Chicago aren't just making popular music videos. Police say the social media inspired groups are robbing stores.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 6:38 PM

CHICAGO – Flash mobs in Chicago aren't just making popular music videos. Police say the social media inspired groups are robbing stores.

In recent weeks, three different flash mobs have gone into Sports Authority stores in the area and grabbed entire racks of goods and ran for the exit.

A clerk was trampled by the group in one incident.

Police said there’s not much employees can do to stop them.

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