Chicago mall reopens after 19 teens arrested in melee
Ford City Mall is open again after a melee that ended with two people injured and 19 teens arrested.
It happened Saturday evening after a promotional appearance by the hip-hop boy band Mindless Behavior. About 1,000 parents and children, mostly girls accompanied by their mothers, showed up for the autograph session.
After the session, several teens started running and yelling through the mall. Police closed the mall and the disturbance continued in the parking lot.
One teen is charged with battery, another with criminal trespassing. Seventeen are charged with mob action.