Flash mob shoplifters ransack Silver Spring 7-Eleven

A flash mob of about 50 young people swarmed a 7-Eleven in Silver Spring, Maryland on Saturday night and made off with snacks, drinks, and pretty much anything else they felt like grabbing.

I find it a little disconcerting that none of these punks seemed to care that they were being recorded by the security cameras. They had to know that, right? At least a thief wearing a ski mask is tacitly acknowledging the fact that he is doing something wrong. These people commit their crimes in the open, as if the law doesn’t even matter. Our society cannot be that fargone yet – is it?

Anyone with information about the case should call Montgomery County police at 301-565-5835.

Here’s another angle:

Via Drudge.

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  • Anonymous

    Obama’s people .

  • Oh don’t worry Obama’s Democrats and the liberal left will blame every one else but the culprits! They will have us believe that the real victims here are the 50 odd scumbags that are raping the store and not the owners.

    The Socialists from OWS and Dailykos will be high fivin’…..

    • Yup- those danged 1 percenters who own the store are rich pigs and deserve whatever dear leader’s youth did, the poor little underprivilaged 99 percent darlings. gag

    • Anonymous

      Look guys I live here in Progressive Maryland. Home of O’Malley (John Edwards) Pelosi, Hoyer and Van Hollen. It is not easy, we are the California of the east (broke)!

      • Anonymous

        My sympathy, friend. No matter what we (conservatives) attempt to do on the west coast, when you have the bay area San Fran, Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, unions, and L.A. (Hollywood and the LGBT groups) we are out numbered. And we can’t forget about the illegals, voter fraud…. yada, yada. It seems to be the SOSDD, no matter how hard we try to turn things around in every election. But we’ll keep fighting no matter how frustrating it is.

        Until you mentioned it, I forgot about the Pelosi political legacy. Interesting!

        • Anonymous

          You are right. We are outnumbered. Don’t forget the people who profess to be conservative but vote liberal. 52% of the nation voted for Obama. I don’t see us turning this around.

  • rafjo82

    Hate to say it, but notice the common denominator in these flash mobs groups?

    They are all…….

    young people

    What? what were you thinking?

    • Anonymous

      the sherrif
      IS A

    • DCGere

      Exactly…just disturbing.

  • Anonymous

    Is it just me, or does every flash mob caught on video look like they are cut from the same cloth, just in a different city?

    Is there a common theme with the Occupy Movement? We want what you have, and we will damage property, break the law, or whatever we want because we can and no one is going to stop us.

    It makes me sick!

    • Anonymous

      They just got tired waiting for Obamamonay ,
      so they decided to go ahead and collect it themselves.
      I’m sure they make Maxipads Waters feel vindicated , she did say that reparations errr…er I mean more welfare also known as “jobs bill” was needed in the black community and the jobs bill still did not pass

      • Anonymous

        As I recall Maxi’s district represents Compton. Not an area of L.A. I would drive through night or day, it’s that bad. Of course the welfare, drug dealers and other low life constituents are going to continue to elect her. ARGHH

        • Lyndon Evans

          Yes, we have a Maxipad here in Houston – Sheila Jackson Lee. Except ours is more brainy than yours. (She asked NASA if the Mars rovers would be able to see the tracks left there by The Apollo astronauts.) Her district is just like you describe Compton to be, and she will always be reelected.

  • Anonymous

    What is even more disturbing is these racist parasitic degenerates , who have been born , raised and educated right here in the USA with welfare & foodstamps are robbing from a store most probably owned and operated by immigrants from some 3rd world country, who work their behinds off to make a living and pay taxes .

    • Anonymous

      Bill Cosby had it right many years ago when he saw the decay of the youth, especially in the inner cities. He pointed his finger at the fatherless families and the reliance on welfare. He got so much heat for speaking the truth. I wish he would speak out again today. The decay of the family, values, honesty, accountability, etc., are some of the reasons why this has happened over time.

      I am so ashamed to say these youths are Americans, as they have no idea what that stands for. Sad, so very sad.

      • They aren’t Americans. They are ignorants dealt a nasty hand by the Democrat Party who won’t let them off the plantation.

  • karen


  • I sure miss the ‘Looters will be shot’.

  • Anonymous

    This is just the local branch of ows “movement”. If their leaders can take over whole city parks with impunity, they sure can grab a few snacks. What is the big deal? As Newt said, they are only taking what is rightfully theirs.

    • Idk BM, I think this crowd is waaaay beneath the OWS crew.

  • Anonymous

    There’s a reason I moved from Silver Spring to Florida a few years back…..

    • They’ll be coming to a city near us any day now 🙁

      • You are SO right neighbor!

      • Anonymous

        12 deg up here in central maine in the woods….think I am safe from this at least LOL

        • Oh really? I hope it’s not my hometown. aka Madtown. Home of Fraser Paper

      • Anonymous

        They already are. Flash mobs in Philly are a fact of life. We ran into them on Broad St. one night. It was a sight I had never seen before. The police were totally outnumbered. They needed to be in APCs instead of Crown Vics.

  • Bring your shotgun to work day (every day), lock the door, and call the police.

    EDIT: Actually, now that I think about it, you’d probably get arrested for unlawful imprisonment.

  • Anonymous

    It took me sometime, but I found a quote from Bill Cosby, an e-mail I received back in August. I think it pretty much says it all.

    ‘They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English.

    I can’t even talk the way these people talk:

    Why you ain’t,

    Where you is,

    What he drive,

    Where he stay,

    Where he work,

    Who you be…

    And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.

    And then I heard the father talk.

    Everybody knows it’s important to speak English, except these knuckleheads. You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth

    In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.

    People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an Education, and now we’ve got these knuckleheads walking around. The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.

    These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what? And they won’t spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.

    I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.

    Where were you when he was 2?

    Where were you when he was 12?

    Where were you when he was 18, and how come you didn’t know that he had a pistol?

    And where is the father? Or who is his father?

    People putting their clothes on backward: Isn’t that a sign of something gone wrong?

    People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn’t that a sign of something?

    Isn’t it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?

    What part of Africa did this come from??

    We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a thing about Africa …..

    I say this all of the time. It would be like white people saying they are European-American. That is totally stupid.

    I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, very likely my great grandparents. I don’t have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany, Scotland, England, Ireland, or the Netherlands. The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans, as regards to Africa. So stop, already! ! !

    With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap ………. And all of them are in jail.

    Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person’s problem.

    We have got to take the neighborhood back..

    People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different ‘husbands’ — or men or whatever you call them now.

    We have millionaire football players who cannot read.

    We have million-dollar basketball players who can’t write two paragraphs. We,as black folks have to do a better job.

    Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us.

    We have to start holding each other to a higher standard..

    We cannot blame the white people any longer.’

    Dr.. William Henry ‘Bill’ Cosby, Jr., Ed..D.


    It’s NOT about color…

    It’s about behavior and mentality !!!

  • Anonymous

    All the owner needed was 50 bullets and good aim.

  • Anonymous

    I would cut the welfare check on every family whose child was found looting in this footage.

    • let’s just get rid of welfare.

      • Anonymous

        I “liked” but when I thought again, your suggestion seemed too much of an extreme option. In many cases, “welfare” is appropriate. We can’t throw the baby out w/ the bathwater as they say. Reform Welfare … seriously! But don’t abolish it altogether.

        • Actually I’m with you. Otherwise being a heartless Christian would be the epitome of hipocrisy.

          No… welfare has certainly been a needed function of society. However, when it is not distributed through the caring heart but through government, we see the results of that in this video.

    • Jack Isaacks

      And what makes you think that any of them come from welfare families?

  • What you are watching is the Obama/Democrat thug machine at work. They are going to keep up the violence from the commie Occupy crowd and intersperse it with mobs like this to put the country on edge so the dummies who guzzle kool-aid will clamor for Obama to make it stop….top down, bottom up, inside out!

    Van Jones dream.

    • Black crime has ALWAYS been disproportionate to their numbers. It is not just since Obama has occupied the White House. Most of the blacks currently living here in Canada came in the 1970’s, yet the black crime rate outnumbers every minority group in the country. Why is that? Why does it seem that blacks are inherently more violent, less apt to adjust to civilized society and less able to absorb or desire an education? Why does Africa seem to be unable to bring themselves out of the depths of centuries of poverty, starvation and war, even after other 3rd world nations like India or China have progressed by comparison? What has Africa contributed to the world in the past 200 years? They prefer to take from, and seek help by other nations, rather than remedying their problems on their own. So many blacks in America seem to have the same mentality, not all, but many do. Decades of a collective-victim psyche has killed their brain cells. These pathetic excuses for human beings remind me of parasites, feeding off of it’s host (guilt-ridden White America) who has resigned to it’s fate.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what the likelihood is that the same people that are behind the flash mobs are the same people that are behind the occupy movement. Definitely more organization than meets the eye with the occupiers, wouldn’t be suprised at all if some lefty neer do wells are agitating this mess thru the social media that the flash mobs use to communicate.

  • Anonymous

    Scoop, you posted a question: “These people commit their crimes in the open, as if the law doesn’t even matter. Our society cannot be that fargone yet – is it?”

    I think you answered your own question by seeing the video. That is what is so frightening about how bad things have become. They actually get away with this stuff. All you have to do is look at the Occupy movement, and they have absolutely no regard for our laws. These flash mobs have been going on across the country for a year or so but there has been NO reporting of any consequence to those actions. That’s the problem, no consequences for breaking the law if it’s an Occupy movement or a flash mob.

    So how do we change it if there are no consequences for their actions? Different world than when I was growing up!

  • Anonymous

    chicken noodle soup w/ soda on the side.

  • Anonymous

    Can these store owners not break out a Remington 870 pump shotgun and defend their store? All the videos I’ve seen of this kind you never see the cashier or owner. What are they doing while this is going on? Rack that shotgun! I mean these people are robbing your store so cant you stick a barrel in someone’s mouth? I’d walk outside the front door with a shotgun and put a few rounds in the air and lock their ass in till the police get there.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you!! That’s what I was saying! (See below, lol)

  • Anonymous

    When you think of all the tiny immigrant men and women we’ve seen on convenience store robbery videos leaping over the counter with a stick and going hand-to-hand and risking their lives struggling with a 200-lb, ski-masked robber over $35, this looks more like a “customer appreciation” night, doesn’t it? The owner can probably write it off as a promotion.

    Is there really any action plan for “flash mobs?” NYC, Oakland and Portland didn’t have one for OWS. I guess if you don’t expect any resistance, then it’s really not like a crime at all.

    On the other hand, the photography and lighting were good and I liked the fat lady at 1:01 directing traffic but I don’t hear Emmy calling on this one..

    • Anonymous

      I would think shop owners could lock the doors and call the cops when this happens. I realize that some lawyers may argue this is false imprisonment, but under the circumstances I think it would be justified since it’s a detainment of thieves until police arrived. If that became the norm, this would end.

  • Anonymous

    What?!!! Is this shop in the US of A or not?!! Did the shopkeeper not have a Kalashnikov 47 or some kind of stock pump shotgun?!!

  • Dan

    I’m not going to say what i really want to…..

    • Yup….and it always seems to be.

    • Anonymous

      Good. If my guess is correct, then “what you really want to say” is NOT NEEDED.

    • you’d need a whole new box wouldn’t you Dan.

  • Sadly this is the same crowd who are still eagerly waiting for their “Obama Money”!

    • Anonymous

      I thought they paid with their Obama money?

  • Anonymous

    I think there is a rush to judgement. If the lazy and greedy working people in this country would just put more money on these disadvantaged youth’s EBT’s, they wouldn’t be forced to shoplift.

  • Anonymous

    Flamethrowers, white phosphorous and automatic weapons. It’s time to defend ourselves.

  • Mmm, mmm, mmm. Barack Hussein Obama!

  • Clearly these were Tea Partiers. Clearly!!

    Here on Reality Island we have a saying: “If poverty causes crime then rich people would be the most honest people on earth.”

    MLK, Bill Cosby, Allen West, Thomas Sowell wouldn’t be caught dead doing this. It’s not lack of money, it’s lack of values.

  • This will become a daily occurrence.

  • The sad truth is they probably did not have enough police on duty to respond to this incident effectively. Since these perps are all presumably juvenilles, all they would get is a slap on the wrist anyway. Unless you classify this crime as something more serious than shoplifting it’s almost not worth prosecuting.

    Strong arm robbery or lotting maybe? It depends on the satutes written in the Montgomery County penal code. Of course there is always the possiblity that if they come down too hard on these “precious children” that there could be an uprising in the black community.

    Lots of things to consider here. But I think we might need a new law on the books that would make this type of a flash mob crime a felony.

  • Anonymous

    When fifty people get together at the same time and place to commit a crime it’s called a conspiracy. RICO them.

    • Nah, that one’s saved only on mobs of little old ladies holding Bibles in front of an abortion mill.

      • Anonymous

        Oh. That’s right. How stupid of me.

        • Not stupid NY. we just forget stuff with everything we need to focus on every day!

  • Anonymous

    Did I see a little kid in the mob?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, there’s a little kid at 0:17 in a bright pink coat, with an older kid in another bright pink coat.

  • This is shoplifting, not a flash mob. The best term I’ve heard for these incidents is “multiple offender crimes.” Real flash mobs are innocuous, not criminal acts: http://bit.ly/oz4Qwb.

  • Anonymous

    Love the analysis here. Really deep. So, as long as people think that “Obama youth” is an explanation, expect the problem to get worse. It a signal from these idiots that they don’t actually care about what’s happening.

  • Look like ants devouring a turd ball

  • L B

    Obama— “There aint no crime taking place here, just redistribution”

  • Anonymous

    this video is racist.

  • Anonymous

    Acorn, or whatever its called nowadays is actively seeking all those seen in the video looting the 7-11. They want to sign them all up as recruiters for next year’s election.

    They have all passed the obamessiah ethics test with flying colors.