Ford City Mall reopened Sunday after two people were injured and dozens were arrested the day before in a melee at the Southwest Side mall.
Police said around 4:45 p.m., a large group of disruptive teens began running through the mall. Though nothing was damaged, patrons said parents were grabbing their young kids and running for cover.
“I’m shocked,” John Sarama, senior manager at Ford City Mall, said in a statement. “This was a very nice, positive family event. A group of about 30 older youths came into the mall with the intent of causing chaos. It just takes a small group. It’s sad.”
Most of the teens arrested were charged with misdemeanor mob action.