Video: Day After Christmas Brawl at Mall of America

| by Michael Allen

A huge brawl broke out at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, on the day after Christmas, one of the busiest shopping days of the year (video below).

Nobody was injured as drinks and chairs were flung around the food court and into the rest of the mall. Almost a dozen people were arrested.

Shoppers told the Star-Tribune:

“The melee had elements of a ‘smash and grab’ flash mob, including heavy use of cellphones. They said those creating the disturbance numbered in the hundreds and some knocked down shoppers and grabbed items from kiosks and shoppers.”

The reason for the brawling? There were social media rumors of recording artists Drake and Lil’ Wayne being in the mall.

“This is highly unusual,” Commander Mark Stehlik of the Bloomington Police Department told KARE-TV: “There’s never been any kind of an incident like this at the mall before.”