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Hundred Engage in Flash Mob Attack

At least two people were seriously assaulted as hundreds of people gathered on South Street Saturday night during another flash mob.

Surveillance video shows hundreds of people invading the intersection of 8th and South Streets, filling the street and surrounding a vehicle at about 9 p.m.

Two blocks away, Olympia Pizza employee Seth Kaufman was beaten.

"40 to 50 punches I took. 20 kicks. I just stood my ground as best I could and fought them off," Kaufman said.

Kaufman and restaurant operator Paul Psihogios were trying to keep the unruly crowd from entering the business.

"I'm just trying to hold off the crowd, hold the door," said Psihogios.

At 15th and South Street, a 27-year-old woman was brutally attacked after being surrounded by scores of people.

"She had a broken nose and they knocked out two teeth," said Good Samaritan Rick Almeid, who aided the victim. "She w

Added: Mar-23-2010 Occurred On: Mar-22-2010
By: Songun
Tags: PHILADELPHIA, crime, flash mob
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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