A mob of black youths harassed diners in downtown St. Louis on Saturday night.
The youths targeted Sauce on the Side in downtown St. Louis at around 8:45 PM.
The incident was captured on video–
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The manager is worried this is a sign of things to come.
FOX 2 Now reported:
Downtown business owners are concerned after a mob of about 40 young people caused havoc Saturday night. It was caught on video.
Imagine sitting in a downtown restaurant when you suddenly notice a large group of young people heading for the door, all at once. Patrons at Sauce On The Side didn’t have to imagine it,they lived it Saturday night.
It was just past 8:45pm when a large group of young people could be seen in the distance running down 8th street and then heading to the plaza outside the restaurant. Two of them flip over some chairs while others danced on a table.
A manager comes out to ask them if they are coming in to eat. They say, “yes” and follow him in.
The video shows a kid in a white tee-shirt and dark hoodie move toward the counter, grab the tip jar, and run out the door. He passes through the crowd of his associates still hanging around outside.
The manager shouts to call the police, comes outside, and they all take off running. Police believe the group may have also broken into a couple of cars at 7th and Olive.
The manager of the restaurant is worried if this is a sign of things to come.
“I would like to think that having a stronger police presence would be beneficial. Obviously, at the same time, to what extent what is it the police can do. In this day and age it is not that we need to have brute force but is having the presence enough of a deterrent.” said restaurant manager Brendon Maciariello.