Third Flash Mob Theft in Past Month Caught on Camera

KPHO (Portland), April 30, 2012

A third flash mob theft in a one-month span in Portland left a mess behind at a convenience store Friday.

Surveillance video showed unwelcome visitors enter the Max Mart and Deli in the 12000 block of East Burnside in Portland late Friday night.

Store manager Prakash Thapa said about 15 to 20 teenagers ransacked the store and stole multiple items.


Portland police said a man and woman joined store workers in trying to get the teenagers to leave, and at one point, the man threw groceries at the mob. Several fights broke out, according to police.


At one point, the workers used pepper spray to get the mob to disperse and run off.


The incident bears similarities to a flash mob theft at a southeast Portland Chevron station earlier in April. There was also an incident on April 13 when 10 teens rushed into the Lloyd Center Mall Nordstrom store and stole hundreds of dollars worth of North Face jackets.


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  • Detroit_WASP

    I wonder when we are going to see a black flash mob storm a library and steal math books????
    I won’t hold my breath! 

  • Detroit_WASP

    Are we not allowed to post links any longer? I keep posting a link to violentflashmobs dot com and my post keeps disappearing.

    • The__Bobster

      I’ve posted links without a problem.

    • I tried to post it too..but it disappeared.  

  • Detroit_WASP

    Youths certainly seem to be getting more and more bold in their crimes. 

  • sbuffalonative

    These flash mobs have become the new Rite of Spring.

  • JackKrak

    Meanwhile the good white lefties of Portland keep whistling and staring at their shoes, waiting for it all to just go away. They’re not quite sure what to say when the mascots that so many of them champion from afar pay a visit to their own local mall…..

    • Rebelcelt

      VERY WELL STATED!!!!!!!

      Then slouch away to the nearest coffee bar and bewail how mean their ancestors were and assure themselves that youths of all races do it.

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

       But whites everywhere are doing this, you too.  I don’t see (or hear) about you going off and doing something heroic about it.  Bashing Portland and whites who haven’t figured things out yet is unproductive except to serve you and your type a chance to grind your frustration rather than do anything  yourself.  Hence, it is hypocritical.

  •  In liberal Portland? haha – couldn’t happen to a more deserving city.
    Too bad it happened to a guy named “Prakash”
    Maybe when it’s some white liberal treehugger…

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

       One thing that is true, if you hate trees, you shouldn’t live in Portland, or the Northwest at all.  Go live in Detroit, or Chicago, or NewYork, or Texas.

      But more to the point; There are many conservatives in Portland, but the usual conservative package of arguments are overwhelmed by the sheer propensity of traditional love and concern for nature by everyone.  There are more people with college degrees in Oregon and Washington than almost anywhere else in the U.S.  Traditional conservative attitudes of slash and burn nature management doesn’t go far here.  So since it is often married to attitudes about race, and given the history of Skinheads in Portland and Oregon in particular, it makes any gain toward a common sense resp0nse less likely. 

      But this problem doesn’t seem restricted to Portland, the Northwest, or even the Western U.S.

      Hating other whites is not the way to save whites.  Enlightening them might be a better plan.

      • Enlightenment. There once was such a fabled creature. No more.

        We have the internet and 60 Billion websites/blogs newsers – nothing’s happening brother.

        Enlightenment can no longer ride in on a gleaming steed to save us.

        • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

           I was not referring to some mystical experience, but simply of education on the subject.

          • That’s just it: It has been reduced to a mystical experience today.

            Education is gone. Only the worthy have educated – themselves.

  • JohnEngelman

    Once the criminals were called African Americans. Usually they were called teens. Nevertheless, the camera does not lie.