A brutal beating caught on tape in a Kroger grocery store parking lot Saturday has police in Memphis searching for a mob of young “hoodrats.”
According to police, three people were jumped by a large group of teenagers who were chanting “fam mob.” The group, who came from CiCi’s Pizza, reportedly attacked a 25-year-old customer as he left his car to enter Kroger.
Two employees, ages 17 and 18, were attacked while trying to stop the fight. Both were “struck several times in the head and face while being knocked to the ground”. The victims say large pumpkins were thrown at their heads. They both were eventually knocked unconscious.
The woman recording the video was amused when the young, predominantly black gang she labeled “hoodrats” chased down a white victim.
“Hold on, they got a white dude,” she said, laughing out loud.
Not surprisingly, local media didn’t mention the race of the victims or the mob of attackers. We’re still waiting for Obama and Eric Holder to give a statement . . . oh, wait, nevermind.
Memphis Police Department Director Toney Armstrong released the following statement:
“We are fully aware of the last night’s incidents. It is extremely troubling to see how many young people were involved, especially on the heels of last week’s youth forum. A lot of our citizens are working to provide safe and productive alternatives for our youth. For those that choose not to take advantage of these opportunities, we will work tirelessly to identify, locate and hold you accountable. Last night’s events clearly demonstrates a lack of parental controls and if warranted these parents will also be held accountable.”
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and other city leaders held a news conference with Armstrong Sunday sending a warning message to the teens’ parents.
“We will be meeting this week and I think in the days to come we are going to sit down and try to craft a plan where we can hold parents for your kids actions especially in those incidents where we can prove that you were fully aware of your kids actions but chose not to step in,” said Armstrong.
Both videos from Live Leak.