It’s like a flash mob gone bad. Security footage from a Manhattan Dunkin’ Donuts shows a group of black people climbing on counters, throwing chairs and throwing tables in a violent attack on workers.
It happened at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. A $2,000 hot chocolate machine was reportedly destroyed in the attack.
Similar attacks have targeted other stores in the neighborhood in previous weeks.
The video shows one of the teens throwing a chair and then running up to grab a donut.
A few of the attackers also grabbed drinks out of a refrigerator near the door, and they all quickly ran from the store.
Some businesses and even residents recently have complained about violence in the area. Most of the business owners didn’t want to give their names for fear of retribution.
One store owner told Fox 5’s Lisa Evers that some kids did something similar at his business about a week earlier than the incident at Dunkin’ Donuts.
He said, “It’s not safe around here.”
The NYPD said it was examining the Dunkin’ Donuts security footage but has not made any arrests.
In a statement to MyFoxNY.com, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s spokesperson, Jamie McShane says, “We will continue to work with the NYPD to make sure Christopher Street is a safe place especially as the weather gets nicer and more people flock to the area.”