Posted on July 11, 2019

‘They’re So Disrespectful’: Philadelphia Police Investigating After Several Teens Steal Items, Throw Ice at Wawa Customers

Kimberly Davis, KWY-TV, July 10, 2019

Police are investigating after several teens stormed into a Philadelphia Wawa on Wednesday afternoon, stealing several items and throwing ice at customers. The chaotic scene unfolded at the Society Hill store on the 500 block of South 2nd Street around 3:45 p.m.

For the second time in less than a week teenagers stormed into a South Street business. Workers are fed up and want these “disrespectful” teens punished.

“They’re so disrespectful. They have no morals at all,” Fred Bedford, who works on South Street, said.

Bedford works at Head House Flats and says this is nothing new for the area.

“What happened was they ran into the store like they always do, but then when they come out, they lay their bikes on the ground and then they come out pockets full, water, everything. Take what they want, come running out the store, knocking people over, whoever’s in their way, get out of my way. That’s what they do and they will knock you down. They will make sure that they get on their bikes and start running off,” he said.


{snip} It’s a problem that Philadelphia police have been dealing with throughout the summer.


“They’re not older, they’re young kids,” Adilen Padilla, who works on South Street, said. “So it’s shocking that they’re doing it, just to be on social media or whatever.”


Police have posted curfew signs on the outside of the store to remind anyone under the age of 18 not to be out on the streets during the week.