On Saturday night, about 50 people simultaneously shoplifted a Silver Spring, Maryland, 7-Eleven (video below). The shoplifters, described as teens and young adults, took snacks and drinks, police said.
Officers arriving at the store saw several people gathered in surrounding parking lots and on side streets. They began to disperse when police arrived. Police stopped a group of six people ages 16-18. Each had items from the 7-Eleven, but no receipts. Still, that wasn't enough proof that they had shoplifted.
Detectives are investigating whether the shoplifters had attended a birthday party in the area.
In August, a flash mob of dozens of young people entered a 7-Eleven in Germantown and took items without paying. Flash mob crime in the county has prompted lawmakers to consider teen loitering legislation and a teen curfew.