An observant eye found these bullet-esque objects on Locust Walk earlier this week. “Haha!” says no one. A statement from the Division of Public Safety reveals that they were fakes:
Division of Public Safety investigated this and determined that the bullets were a prank and not real, not related to any crime or incident, according to DPS spokesperson, Stef Karp.
Pranksters these days!
[Update: This post has been modified from its original version.]
One of the unfortunate realities of living in any city is that violence tends to break out more often than it does in the suburbs. Take Philly’s and Chicago’s flash mobs for instance: swarms of (mostly) teenagers running in the streets, looting stores and attacking passersby and bloggers alike. However, after a recent wave of these mobs, The Inquirer reports that Mayor Nutter has decided to strictly enforce the citywide curfew:
10 p.m. for the under-13 crowd, and midnight for those younger than 18.
So what does this mean for the bright-eyed, bushy-tailed herds of Penn’s “best and brightest?” It means go back to bed, ya scamps! Why would even want to go to parties if you’re, like, 17? Shouldn’t you be playing with your Polly Pockets or something?
Update: Mayor Nutter has revised the curfew– 9 p.m. for everyone under 18 on Fridays and Saturdays. Officials will reexamine the issue in the coming months.
West Philly kids, STOP. It was whatever and all with your little flash mob fascination before but like, you’re actually attacking Penn students now and it’s not okay. A friend of the blog says in an email that “a group of 30 highschoolers passed me, screamed white power and punched me in the face. I’m currently spitting blood.” So, stop.
Has anyone else witnessed this happening or seen the mobs? Let us know in the comments or through an email.
Edit: Our witness would like to correct his emailed statement: the high schoolers screamed “black power,” not “white power.” Which also sucks.
Update #2: In addition to this one account, we’re hearing a lot of stories of the mob pushing people around, running into/over people and generally causing distress throughout campus. Read the rest of this entry »