Dozens of rampaging youths trashed a Wawa comfort retailer in northeast Philadelphia Saturday evening — hurling meals and drinks at each other as one belligerent younger girl twerked on a counter, video of the chaos exhibits.
The rowdy group had been captured on surveillance video — shot contained in the chain location at 7001 Roosevelt Blvd. — as they ransacked the store and recorded the pandemonium on their telephones.
An worker filming the wild scene from behind a sandwich counter within the retailer may be heard scolding the vandals.
“You’re all silly,” he mentioned within the video. “For actual. You’re all silly, ugly, broke.”
A video of the aftermath exhibits the shop utterly ransacked. The ground is roofed with objects pulled off cabinets, spilled drinks and trash.
The unruly crowd additionally broke a number of cabinets on the store, based on the footage.
The lawlessness apparently continued into the shop parking zone the place the vandals had been caught yelling, cursing and combating each other, the video exhibits.
Philadelphia police didn’t instantly reply to a request for info concerning the incident, together with if there have been any arrests.
Youngsters, 17 and below, within the metropolis have a ten p.m. curfew every evening via the top of the month, although it’s not clear at what time the rowdy group ransacked the Wawa.
Lawmakers launched the curfew over the summer time to attempt to preserve younger individuals out of hassle as crime surges throughout the Metropolis of Brotherly Love.
As of Sept. 18, property crimes surged a whopping 32% from the identical interval final yr and violent crimes had been up practically 7%.
Saturday’s vandalism mirrors an analogous incident at a neighborhood enterprise within the Germantown part of Philly final month.
In early August, a wild mob of teenagers trashed a Jamaican restaurant, Zion Delicacies, and tried to hurt its staff. The group flipped tables, threw chairs and different objects at staff and shattered a safety glass contained in the eatery, video exhibits.