Yet Another Reason to Avoid the Mall of America

The Mall of America is a hellhole if one ever existed. Most of the stores sell clothing, everything you want to visit is on the opposite end of the mall from each other, their security brags about the number of people they needlessly interrogate , and they have nonconforming signs trying to ban people from carrying guns insides. On top of that mountain of fail there are several stories a year about shit like this:

A noisy, fast-moving crowd made up of more than 200 young people created a chaotic scene at the jam-packed Mall of America Monday evening, frightening shoppers and causing some stores to close early, eyewitnesses and officials said.

It took more than an hour to quell the disturbance, which began as a single fight involving a large group in a food court and spread through the nation’s largest mall, said spokeswoman Bridget Jewell. At least 10 juveniles and young adults were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct by Bloomington police and mall security officers, police said later Monday.

200 pissed off mall goers all jam packed in a single building? Sign me right the fuck up… to be somewhere else. Something to note about the Mall of America, while their mall cops are pretty worthless they do have a Bloomington Police Department precinct within the premises. For those who are participating in disturbances like the one mention in the story that means real cops can show up very quickly to arrest your ass.

While this incident didn’t involve any weaponry there have been shootings and stabbings at this mall as well making me wonder why they attempt to prohibit mall goers from carrying a means of self-defense, but that’s an entirely different story.