Three Cited After Another Teen Mob Strikes in Memphis

Michael Quander, WREG (Memphis), September 28, 2014

Three teens have been cited by Memphis police after a mob of teenagers attacked several people Friday night.

Police said a large group of teens flooded the streets near Central High School Friday just before 10:00 p.m.

“Had I had been armed we would have had a lot of kids laying in the Bellevue street that night,” Sharon Mourning said.

Mourning said she would have done whatever she needed to protect herself, “So we just driving and all of a sudden all of the kids ran into the middle of the street.”

Mourning and her daughter Princess were driving on Bellevue Friday evening.

“It was like a whole group of kids coming from the game,” Princess Onwibiko said.

“All of a sudden just bout 20 kids are on top of my car with about 40 more kids around my car and they kicking, they stomping, they jumping, you know they hitting the windows,” Mourning said.

The victims said the kids were all over the place wreaking havoc.

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Police reported a 51-year-old man was attacked in his car after honking his horn at the teenagers to move out of the way.

“They had done bricked his car, stomped his car, did the same thing,” Mourning explained.

Mourning reported seeing the teenagers beat an elderly man and another teenager, “I actually looked at the child. His face was bleeding. You know they had done beat him.”

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Three 17-year-olds, who police said were a part of the mob, were given juvenile summons and allowed to go home.

Mourning told us a summons is not enough and claimed this is a problem on a bigger scale, “Memphis is going to burn if they don’t control these children.”

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Earlier this month ten juveniles and a 19-year-old man were charged in a brutal attack outside of a Kroger store in East Memphis.

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