Philly Flash-Mobbery: Youth Mob Attacks Pedestrians, Woman’s Leg Broken
A teen mob earlier in the week looted a local Sears store.
A youth mob attacked Philadelphia pedestrians on Saturday night in the Broad and Spring area. One woman ended up with a broken leg.
On Saturday night, a mob of around 30-40 men ran wild in the Broad and Spring Garden area, punching, kicking, and attempting to grab belongings from random passersby. As it happened, Emily Guendelsberger, editor for the Onion‘s AV Club Philly section, was among those injured, ultimately winding up with a broken leg.
A WOMAN’S leg was broken and several other people were injured Saturday night when a large group of teens accosted pedestrians in Spring Garden, police and witnesses said.
Philadelphia police responded to two reports of pedestrians being assaulted by a large group of young people along Broad Street about 9:30 p.m.
One of those reports came from Emily Guendelsberger, 27, city editor for local arts and entertainment content for the Onion, the satirical newspaper and website. She was walking with seven friends on Green Street near Broad when they were accosted, she said. Guendelsberger, who remained hospitalized with a broken leg yesterday, declined to comment further.
A friend who was with her at the time, Daily News staff writer Molly Eichel, said that they were walking down Green Street when a group of teens was walking down Broad. “We heard kids yell, ‘Run, run,’ ” Eichel said. “Some kid just came out of nowhere and punched my friend Charlie in the face.”
Eichel said that when her group tried to run, about 20 teens chased them down the street. “They were kicking kids down and punching them when they were down,” she said.
Two other friends sought treatment at area hospitals for facial injuries, Eichel said.
The only redeeming factor about the experience was that a few people realized the extent of Guendelsberger’s injuries and tried to protect her, Eichel said.
Emily tweeted this on the flash-mobbery:
So will the state-run media continue to ignore this phenomenon?… Now that innocent people are getting their legs broken?