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VIDEO: Facebook post to put Kings Plaza Mall 'on tilt' incites flash mob, fighting at Brooklyn shopping center

A sizable crowd of teens had assembled at the mall after a Facebook message said to be there on Thursday. One girl was taken into custody after the fight but wasn’t charged.

A sizable crowd of teens had assembled at the mall after a Facebook message said to be there on Thursday. One girl was taken into custody after the fight but wasn’t charged.

The NYPD assigned extra officers to patrol a Brooklyn mall on Friday — a day after it was crashed by a teen stampede.

Cops swarmed the Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin to prevent any hint of a repeat of a flash mob of more than 300 kids who started fighting, yelling and running wild.

Mall officials requested that “minor children have an adult escort” at the buyers’ haven.

The pandemonium on Thursday was sparked by a Facebook post in which young people were urged to put Kings Plaza “on tilt,” police sources said.

Video posted online of the madness shows several girls getting into fights before police officers intervene, and other kids dashing throughout the mall.

Abu Taleb watched in horror as the teens poached items from other vendors. He said he couldn’t escape the throngs of pint-sized pickpockets as they raided his jars of sweets — and tried to get their paws on his cash.

“It was scary,” Taleb told the Daily News. “Everybody was scared. There were a lot of people, a lot of kids. It was very loud. Security tried to stop them, but they could not do it.

“Kids tried to get my cash from the register,” he continued. “(One) had scissors and was acting like he (was) going to attack me.”

Despite online evidence of the mall melee, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said no one filed a complaint about being assaulted or robbed.

Deputy Chief Kim Royster said cops were called about 9 p.m. Thursday to disperse the crowd of rascals, who caused more of a ruckus than a crime.

“They weren’t stealing anything,” said the NYPD spokeswoman. “They weren’t assaulting anyone. They were going through the mall, making loud noises. Some were fighting with each other.”

A flash mob of 300 poured into Kings Plaza Mall after a Facebook post urged to put the Brooklyn shopping center 'on tilt.'

A flash mob of 300 poured into Kings Plaza Mall after a Facebook post urged to put the Brooklyn shopping center 'on tilt.'

Royster said the doors were ordered shut while the troublemakers, their post-Christmas riot winding down, were booted out. About 20 minutes later, the doors were reopened.

Sources said police were also there earlier, at about 6:30 p.m., to break up the first wave of rowdy behavior — including several fights involving about six girls.

One girl was briefly taken into custody, then told to go home.

At least one of the fights started because one girl was wearing a shirt with a picture of another girl with a derogatory comment underneath.

Hashem Muhammad, who works at Air Walkers, a balloon stand on the second floor, described a crazy scene.

“Kids were dancing everywhere,” he said. “The customers and their kids were scared.”

As shoppers gathered Friday to capitalize on post-Christmas sales, extra NYPD vehicles could be seen outside the mall’s entrances.

Inside, a Sears security guard said he was told to keep out kids under 18 unless they were with an adult.

Frequent shopper Angel Craig, 15, said he was stopped Friday when he entered the mall.

“It’s unfair. Not every teenager is reckless,” Angel said. “I wouldn’t come to a mall and wreak havoc.”

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Comment by GospelPan on January 2, 2014 at 9:51pm
Sorry I meant Shaneece
Comment by GospelPan on January 2, 2014 at 9:50pm
@Shameece, true , true...but these kids behave like that all year round unfortunately.
Comment by Shaneece on January 2, 2014 at 2:06pm
It's Christmas break. No school. Lol, guess I'm the only parent on here.
Comment by AfricanGoddess on January 2, 2014 at 1:12pm

Hmmmm,you could be on to something @ Dao

Comment by dao on December 31, 2013 at 6:26pm
Fathers in jail mom chasing dick
Comment by AfricanGoddess on December 31, 2013 at 4:55pm

Why aren't these kids in school anymore and what are the parents doing about the situation,are they being home-schooled? @ GospelPan
We are rapidly self destructing and it's heartbreaking to watch!

I feel you on speaking to the kids with care,respect and love,it clearly shows in their behavior they are lacking something from home.Most are given material support,but lacks the attention,compassion and guidance needed to keep them on the right path.
Our village is badly broken and in need of an all out overhaul, nevermind repairing this despair...we have to take a deeper look within ourselves to start anew.


Comment by GospelPan on December 30, 2013 at 10:16pm

AfricanGoddess, the worst of these kids don't even go to school anymore, it's a shame...we all need to take it upon ourselves to talk to these youths on our own...once you speak to them in love with respect, it's surprising how they open up to you...half of them just need love and attention that they're not getting at home.

Comment by AfricanGoddess on December 30, 2013 at 8:16pm

Who and what are raising these wild beast?

I wasn't a perfect teenager,but this is sad to see the youths behaving in such disrespectful manner,even with adults around.Things have truly changed for the worst,adults and kids are on the same level now.

HonestIy,I feel sorry for all the teachers who have to put up with this madness on a regular.


Comment by Baseman1974 on December 30, 2013 at 1:00pm
Wat started dah wilding????
Comment by Simone Bazil on December 29, 2013 at 11:13pm
I was there with my 4year old daughter, it was scary. We left as soon as we thought it was safe.
It was horrible

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