The aftermath of a weekend shopping mall ruckus continues to resonate across the Kansas City metro as the economy worsens and hope of stimulus before the election fades.
Make no mistake, retail is dead. The Internets killed it, the pandemic spit on its grave, now civil unrest and out-of-control youngsters desecrate the tomb of in-person shopping.
To wit . . .
POLICE HOPE 'ZERO TOLERANCE' WILL STOP CONSTANT VIOLENCE AT THIS EMBATTLED SHOPPING MALL!!!
To make matters worse, remember that the mall is struggling to pay back a $57-million loan as it teeters on the verge of insolvency with fewer customers amid the pandemic.
Check the po-po doing their best to offer security as the location struggles to stay afloat . . .
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A fight involving hundreds of teens broke out at the mall in Independence this weekend. The police department sounded the alarm for help from authorities across the metro over the weekend. The incident happened Saturday evening when Independence Police said about 300 minors caused problems at the Independence Center near 39th Street. They called for a metro-wide agency assist . . . With more than 40 reported disturbances in this area this year, police are warning parents of a “zero tolerance” policy at Independence Center.
Developing . . .