Post-Christmas Chaos Strikes America's Malls: SWAT, Gunfire, & Mass Brawls From Texas To New Jersey

Tyler Durden's picture

Two days ago, we reported that heading into Christmas, countless "mall brawls" had broken out across America's as last minute holiday shoppers were filmed fighting with each other in shopping malls in New Jersey, Alabama, Georgia and other states for those last minute "holiday cheer" purchases. The videos made for for a very Unmerry Christmas.

Now, in the spirit of holiday symmetry, following the one day lull on Christmas Day, the brawls returned on the day after Christmas, with fights, disturbances and false reports of gunfire causing chaotic scenes and shutting down several malls across the United States on Monday, as shoppers scrambled for the best deals in the typically busy post-Christmas shopping day.

The first calls from the The Mills at Jersey Gardens came in just after nightfall Monday. Witnesses said they thought they had heard shots fired. That, along with a fight, led to what Elizabeth police Officer Greg Jones described as a "chaotic panic and everybody running all at once."  Eight to 10 people suffered minor injuries during a melee in the food court at the Jersey Gardens malls the mayor there said on Twitter.

Panic followed when someone shouted "gun," after a chair hit the ground, causing a loud noise in the mall's food court, Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage tweeted.

The incident led to a SWAT team with riot shields and body armor raiding the mall, while shoppers either ran or hid in stores. No weapons were found and no-one was arrested.

Photos and video clips posted on social media showed heavily armed police officers responding to the incident as shoppers raced to exits and alarms rang out inside the mall.

Similar disturbances unfolded across the United States on Monday at malls that were packed with shoppers returning gifts, using gift cards they received over the holiday weekend or simply searching for clearance deals. Many involved calls of shots being fired and youths fighting. It was unclear if the incidents were connected.

As Reuters reports, a large fight between teenagers broke out in the food court at the Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Police fielded several unconfirmed reports of shots fired, said a Facebook post by the Fayetteville Police Department, which also said the mall was evacuated.

The Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was evacuated as police arrived

to break up the fight. Claims were made that shots were fired.

"Once people start running in that area or chairs are getting knocked over, tables, that sort of thing, that echoes and it could resemble the sound of a gunshot to a lot of people," he said.

The Hulen Mall in Fort Worth, Texas, was on lockdown, Fort Worth police said on Twitter. The CBS website there reported that police said officers responded to reports of gunshots but arrived to find that several fights had broken out involving 100-150 people. There were no injuries, police said.  Fort Worth Police spokeswoman Tamara Velle said officers initially responded to reported gunfire inside the mall. After breaking up the fights, officers stopped by each store to let people leave while the lockdown remained in effect, KTVT reported.

At least one fight shut down the Fox Valley Mall in Aurora, Illinois, late on Monday, and police were called to quell the disturbance, the Chicago Daily Herald reported, citing managers of businesses in the building.

Online videos showed uniformed personnel directing mall patrons out of the building and customers fleeing down an escalator. Police and mall management could not be reached for comment.

Hundreds of people (left) were in the vicinity of a food court brawl (right) in the

Fox Valley Mall in Aurora, Illinois. Seven juveniles were arrested in the fight

In Memphis, Tennessee, seven people were arrested after incidents at two malls, CNN affiliate WMCA reported. Police said a group started a disturbance in the Wolfchase Galleria food court and started running, which prompted some customers to call 911, according to Fox 13.

Cops at Wolfchase Mall in Memphis removed both adults and juveniles.

An officer leaves Oak Court Mall in Memphis, Tennesse where police were called

after a fight broke out and reports were made of shots being fired.

Then a crowd gathered outside Oak Court Mall, about 10 miles west, and
started a disturbance, WMCA said. Both malls were cleared and closed
early for the night.

Visitors to Oak Creek Mall linger in the parking lot outside as police patrol the area

The Town Center Aurora in Aurora, Colorado, was also closed early after multiple skirmishes were reported inside the mall, the Aurora Police Department said on Twitter.

Teens were tackled by cops at the Aurora Mall in Colorado. There were several
large fights 'involving juveniles', cops said

Aurora PD spokesman Sgt. Chris Amsler said about 100 people had gathered in the food court before the brawls broke out -- prompting the Colorado mall to close early on Monday afternoon. "(It) kind of morphed into this large disturbance," Amsler said.

When off-duty police officers working as security guards tried to break up a fight, people circled the officers, who called for backup, Amsler said. As police officers on duty arrived, fights broke out throughout the mall, at a movie theater and at a nearby park-and-ride lot, he said. He estimated 500 people were involved. Authorities arrested five people, all juveniles, and recovered no weapons, he said. One person assaulted at the park-and-ride lot suffered "significant" injuries and was taken to a hospital, Amsler said.

In Monroeville, Pennsylvania, seven people were arrested after incidents at two malls, CNN affiliate WMCA reported. Police said a group started a disturbance in the Wolfchase Galleria food court and started running, which prompted some customers to call 911, WMCA said. Then a crowd gathered outside Oak Court Mall, about 10 miles west, and started a disturbance, WMCA said. Both malls were cleared and closed early for the night.

Shots were reported in both incidents, but police said they found no evidence of gunfire, WMCA said. No injuries were reported, CNN affiliate WATN said.

Police put the Arizona Mills mall in Tempe, Arizona, on lockdown after reports of shots fired inside the shopping center. Two people, including a juvenile, were arrested after two fights broke out at the mall, an ABC affiliate reported.

In Beechwood, Ohio, a juvenile was arrested for hitting a police officer after police used pepper spray to break up a fight that started about 6:30pm near a food court. Crowds were seen falling over themselves in a stampede towards the exits at the Beechwood Place mall, which went into lockdown as police investigated. Officers initially responded to the scene for a report of shots fired. Police later confirmed that there were no gunshots.

Shoppers rush into a wild stampede at the Beechwood Place Mall after a fight broke
out and someone shouted - incorrectly, police said - that a gun had been drawn

Fire officials say a man and a police officer were exposed to the pepper spray and received medical treatment. No one else was injured. John Boyd, the 19-year-old who was hit with pepper spray, described the sensation to  'My face burned... it went into my skin,' Boyd said. 'My whole body burned.' It wasn't clear what caused the fight, but police told USA Today that the incident had apparently been 'loosely organized on social media'.

Finally, a fight at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills mall in Manchester, Connecticut, led to the mall being evacuated around 5:30pm, according to police. Video shows boys throwing swift jabs at one another while other youths crowd around to watch.

'Up to ten' teenagers were involved in the fights, according to police. One police officer was assaulted while trying to break up one of the first fights, authorities said, but didn't seek medical attention.

Crowds peered through glass as boys threw punches at one another in The Shoppes

at Buckland Hills mall in Manchester, CT. Several boys were arrested

There were several hundred teens in the mall when the fights broke out, and several were arrested, Manchester police Captain Chris Davis said on Twitter. There were no weapons involved and no sign that the fight was gang related, police said.  It's not known whether the rash of incidents across the country were coordinated in any way, or were just coincidental.

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NugginFuts's picture



Nothing says Christmas like fights over Nikes and Hatchimals.

Looney's picture


What, no Safe Spaces at the malls?  ;-)

Looney's picture

Niggers being niggers.

Paul Kersey's picture

Could it be possible that the most dangerous terrorists in the U.S. are not Muslims after all?

Arnold's picture

"...but arrived to find that several fights had broken out involving 100-150 people. There were no injuries, police said."


Fight with no injuries.

This should be of special interest to Fight Club, if I knew anything about it.

swmnguy's picture

That is interesting, isn't it.  No injuries.  And the videos don't show any actual fights, either, except one that shows a security guard wrangling with a teenager who gets away and flees.

Very interesting.

Handful of Dust's picture

How can any sensible America be against birth control?

NoDebt's picture

"Begun, the race war has."

- Yoda

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) NoDebt Dec 27, 2016 12:14 PM

If Obama had three thousand sons...

Mr. Universe's picture

What we need is common sense mall control.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Those mall cameras sure are poor quality: everything is dark and fuzzy.

glenlloyd's picture

Is this because people can't return the crap they were given fast enough? Are the return lines too long?

Christmas in the US:

1. People buy each other gifts (sometimes this is a one way deal)

2. Gifts are handed out on Christmas eve / Christmas day.

3. Day after Christmas people pack their cars with the gifts and return merchandise for cash.

4. People go spend cash on something else, pay rent, buy drugs/booze etc.

PrayingMantis's picture


... piss on earth ...


Hopeless for Change's picture


Kozakman's picture

Substitiute "Amish" for people, and yeah.

Dugald's picture


Oh, thanks for that, I thought it was the participants that were dark and fuzzy...


Malls should be limited to 10 stores or less.

Those high capacity assault malls are the problem. 

Nobody For President's picture

Had to log in just to upvote that one, Silver.

Longdriver's picture

If you like your Mall Brawls you can keep your Mall Brawls

Meat Hammer's picture

Fucking biased media. Why don't they show any videos of all of the white people rioting and looting? Oh wait.

chubbar's picture

Along those race lines, how long before the black people in america get tired of the niggers causing trouble? There is no where safe in this country where the majority race is black, especially if you are white, because of the predominance of these niggers in the crowd. How long before we can say that "niggers lives DON'T matter, please shoot" and be politically correct? Blacks need to step the fuck up, acknowledge this problem and fix their culture, shame these niggers and come up with a program where they back violence (from any race) against these mentally deficient idiots. Decent people don't act like this and it's pretty glaring who is acting out when the video's are viewed, even though the fake MSM news people won't acknowledge the obvious.

Skateboarder's picture

I went to the San Jose jazz festival in 2014. Half the crowd were middle-aged or older black folk, real gentleman and ladies, church-goers, the good 'ol folks. Remember thinking to myself "I wish the younger generation looked/dressed and behaved this well."

Modern generation of thugs, i.e. "niggers," are not at all representative of good black culture and should not be lumped together with the rest of the civilized folk.

DeathMerchant's picture

Yes, they should all be given t-shirts with a G or a B emblazoned on the front and back.

tricorn teacup's picture

What you're seeing is the effect the welfare state has had on black families.  The older and civilized black people you saw at the jazz festival would have grown up in intact families, with church as a strong influence.  To many of the younger generation grew up without fathers, government providing bare material needs but poor moral guidance.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Or, is it not possible that these older folks are merely the remnant of their generation-- the bad ones having long ago either been killed or locked away?

Vigilante's picture

Niggros don't belong to modernity.

They need to be ..

1.Shipped to Afreaka or

2.Give them their own state within US (and build a high wall around them) or

3.Genocide them.

The problem will NEVER go away if we do nothing.

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

Shit. And I thought Kayne West was meeting wit da prez? You mean it's all a lie?

jenniewadeguy's picture

The "Modern generation" of Negros as you refer to them are the progeny of the "middle-aged or older black folk" Negros as you refer to them.  Now, how can that be?

Ballin D's picture

The exact same thing happened last year. All blacks attacking blacks, blacks attacking police, blacks attacking affluent whites.

I mentioned a local story in the comment thread of a bigger one. Turns out no one had heard of it and people started chiming in with examples from their home cities. I tracked down around twenty cities. Each time the media was downplaying or distracting, calling 100+ people brawls "disturbances" and hiding the numbers. It's just the affirmative action college students all coming home at the same time, freshly brainwashed.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Well it certainly won't hurt Bezo's business model.


beemasters's picture

Nothing to worry about. It's just another annual sport event.

Mike Ochisbent's picture

Black Friday ...Saturday...Sunday...Monday....

Hopeless for Change's picture

EXACTLY what I was thinking!!!  CUI BONO????  The first thing I thought was "Glad I do all of my shopping online". 


Hmmm... who has been manipulating these soft-minded but hard-skulled subhuman savages???? (ahem Leftist billionaires ahem) 


Is it just a coincidence that they all went completely "Planet of the Apes" at about the same time in dozens of locations all over the country????

Pure Evil's picture

This is why we need to follow tradition.

Bring back the original Black Friday's after Thanksgiving and give everyone a chance to get it out of their system.

By changing the original intent of Black Friday all they've done is delay the inevitable, kinda like the Fed Res.

Being able to go shopping on Black Friday, getting up extra early to stand in line after a few hours sleep, and beating down fellow shoppers over cheap chinese trinkets has been a tradition for decades.

Now, that they can no longer indulge their primitive urges the day after Thanksgiving the rage builds until it can no longer be contained until around Christmas day.

So, basically, we should rename the day after Thanksgiving, Boxing Day, and hand out boxing gloves to everyone entering a mall or walmart and tell them to go at it until everyone is beaten to a bloody pulp.

And, those that are left standing get first pick on all the deals. To the victor goes the spoils.

If that doesn't work then its time to go with the flow. Instead of a traditional Christmas tree put up a pugilist ring, or better yet and IFC fight cage and let these punks go at, but not before signing liability wavers.

But, I was amazed to see in one of the videos a white kid standing up to the black bullies. I'm standing a little taller today. My chest is puffed up a little more and I'm feeling a little more proud for my tribe.

hannah's picture

'How can any sensible America be against birth control?'...........How can any sensible America be against sterilization?



fixed it for ya.....

Mike Ochisbent's picture

I'd give cash. Lots of cash to anyone who needs funding for an AbortionMobile start-up. Just like the old BookMobiles. Coming to a 'hood near you. I like the name "D n C" (most won't get this).

Snout the First's picture

The problem is, the ones practicing birth control are the educated, productive members of society. The ones popping them out left and right are the parasite class.

Mike Ochisbent's picture

If the funding dries up so will the "problem".

All we are is fetuses in the wind. . . .

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

"Peace on Earth and good will among men" seems to take a back seat when Chinese-made shit is half off...

bonderøven-farm ass's picture

Lowest common denominator fighting over worthless shit.

Fuck, I can't wait for the SNAP program to fold... 

crazzziecanuck's picture

SNAP is corporate welfare.  Keeps the cashflow positive for the likes of ADM and Cargill.  Therefore, it will never be touched.  Literally, the oil industry will lose it's subsidies well before SNAP.

insanelysane's picture

Millenials have spent their childhood playing video games so the whole fight thing is virtual to them.

More Ammo's picture

I wonder if these riots are as well?

Mr. Bones's picture

"teenagers" and "juveniles"

Could they be more descriptive? I generally like to avoid these malcontents and I feel like it would be real news (TM) to protect the general welfare by making note of correlative if not causitive data.

Mike Ochisbent's picture

Most couldn't punch their way out of a wet paper bag. Sparkle ponies in hoodies.

Raffie's picture

Just wait till the BANK HOLIDAYS come.

We have not seen anything yet.

Lock N Load
Bodies will be stacked like cord wood.

Mike Ochisbent's picture

Bring it. As my Navajo neighbors say: coyote waits.

Meat Hammer's picture

Smells like someone died.