BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)-
You have seen the whimsical
side of flash mobs choreographed song and dance routines that people learn
online then spontaneously perform at a set time and place. But there's also a
dark side: flash mobs causing chaos and stores and shopping malls instantly
erupting with mayhem.
When someone posts something
online it can quickly spiral out of control. For people like Sonya Pearson, she
says social media is helping fuel the fire.
"It's even scarier than
a gang activity I think because you do have more, there are more contacts
available with social media so that they can draw more friends in or
whoever," said Pearson.
On Christmas Day, Shannon
Webster and his children felt that sense of unease at the Edge Movie Theater in
"There were a lot of
kids at the movies. A big crowd and growing larger and it was more than I had
seen before," said Webster.