Crazy Video 'Not Uncommon': Mob of Teens Ransacks Kentucky Store
It was a wild scene Saturday night, but one that Kentucky residents say isn't uncommon. Surveillance video at Bader’s Market in Louisville captured this mob of teens ransacking the store in a matter of minutes.
“It’s been going on for years,” store manager Adam Bader said, adding that they usually lock the doors in time.
Authorities say 17 incidents were reported that night. Only two people have been arrested so far. Police are reportedly stepping up their presence in the area to catch more of the culprits.
Police responded to 17 separate incidents Saturday night between 7 and 9 p.m. They say the criminal acts occurred after police broke up a gathering of around 200 teenagers at Waterfront Park.
Following the assault of a 13-year-old girl and an adult male in Waterfront Park, the crowd dispersed and moved south. First, police were called to the White Castle on 1st and East Market Streets on a disorderly conduct call. Shortly after, they were called to Bader's Market on North 1st Street.
Around the same time, and near Bader's Market, police say a group of teens assaulted a woman while she waited in traffic. Police said the teens threw trash cans at her car, punched her, and dragged her out of her car -- all in front of her young children.
In all, police say there were 17 incidents that night.
But so far, only two people have been arrested -- 18-year-old Je'Rece Archie and a juvenile -- the two were seen pulling a gun out of a trash can at the Big Four Bridge.
City officials are calling the events "unusual" and "isolated".