Teen Flash Mob At Temple University Erupts Into Violence — Countless Attacked, Police Horse Punched In The Mouth
A ‘flash mob’ at Temple University in Philadelphia erupted into all-out violence over the weekend culminating in four teens being arrested, countless innocent students attacked, and a police horse even got punched in the mouth. Hundreds of teens used social media to coordinate a ‘flash mob’ on Temple University that was to be held last Friday, but all hell broke loose when an estimated 200 teams swarmed the campus and somewhere between 20 to 30 innocent students were attacked.
Some of the attack footage was captured on CCTV and has been released to the public:
In the GIF you can clearly see an innocent bystander being swarmed and attacked on the left of the image:
Joe Lauletta said that his daughter Christina was coming home from Temple’s football game when she was pushed to the ground by a group of 30 teens and kicked.
“Her head was stomped on. The whole side of her face, the back of her head was black and blue. Her arms, her legs, her back, her ribs,” he told 6ABC.
Employees at a pizza joint across the street who witnessed Christina being attacked intervened and stopped the teens from hurting her any further, but she was left with her entire body badly covered in bruises.
This isn’t the first time that incidents of this nature have happened in Philly, with roving hoards of rowdy youths attacking innocent bystanders. Several years ago there were several attacks from large groups of teens around the Art Museum area of Philly, and it appears like this type of senseless and random violence might be seeing a resurgence.
The Temple University campus safety record shows that the incident logged 2 robberies, 2 aggravated assaults, 3 ‘simple assaults’, and two incidents of harassment. All of these incidents took place between 8:30-9:30 on Friday night.