On Saturday we talked about frustration amongst police and mall owners after a snarky message sparked headlines and social media speculation.
Now . . .
AN EPIC & RIOTOUS BRAWL AT INDEPENDENCE CENTER REVEALS AUTHORITIES STRUGGLING TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF AN EMBATTLED AND LIKELY DOOMED RETAIL OUTLET!!!
Let's not forget the mall is struggling with about 50-MILLION worth of bad debt and struggled to stay open before the pandemic.
Holiday season shopping shut down and a massive police presence required over the weekend signals an untenable situation.
Check-it . . .
The Independence Police Department said 10 people are facing charges after a massive fight broke out at the Independence Center Mall Saturday night.
At about 6 p.m. Saturday night, police posted a message on Facebook asking parents to pick up any child they left at the mall.
“If you left a child (under 18) at the Independence Center, come get them now,” the Facebook post from IPD said. “This is at the request of mall management.”Police said the teens left the center but then created problems at the strip mall across the street. Police said there were as many 500 people involved.
Developing . . .