Police Blame ‘Flash Mob’ For Theft
The group allegedly stole a customer’s cellphone.
Police are blaming what they describe as a flash mob for the theft of several mobile phones.
According to a police report, at 6:29 p.m., on Feb. 13 a “flash mob” entered the Sprint Wireless Store, 5911 York Road, and stole several cell phones.
"A flash mob (or flashmob)is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression," according to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
The members of the "flash mob" also took a cellphone belonging to a customer that was on the counter before running out of the store.