WATCH: Wawa in Mayfair gets DESTROYED by out of control teens on Saturday Night
A video posted on social media last night showed a large group of teenagers destroying a Wawa in Philadelphia last night.
Watch: Wawa destroyed on video
The incident occurred in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia at the Wawa on Tyson Ave and the Roosevelt Boulevard. It was absolute pandemonium. They threw merchandise and smashed display fixtures while the staff looked on helplessly. At least one woman was denied her sandwich.
The footage of the aftermath of shows the inside of the Wawa destroyed.
First, you have the girl upfront at the food counter waiting for her hoagie. I look at this in two different ways. Sure, standing there while there’s 20+ kids behind you trashing the entire store while all you want is your food order is a true embodiment of Philadelphia. Nose down and focused at the task at hand.
I would even petition for her to get a medal or at the very least, a gift card for what is likely a horrible hoagie order to begin with since you know, it’s from a Wawa in the city.
At the same time, maybe practice a little self-awareness and realize what’s happening behind you. These employees at Wawa are working on a weekend, at night, and have to deal with a bunch of idiots trashing their store, which probably caused them to work even later than expected.
Your hoagie can certainly wait. Sorry.
The other takeaway is that this is stupid behavior that needs to stop. One second in the replies to the initial video and you’ll find a number of people using this as yet another excuse to call Philly a hell hole.
When I was a teenager in the lower Northeast, we all just used to have brawls at Erie Lanes and behind the K-Mart on Castor Ave. Those establishments have long since closed. Maybe open up another low class bowling alley for these kids to fight in? Maybe then we wouldn’t see Wawa destroyed?
If you’re from outside of the city and your immediate response to this is to point and laugh at how crazy it gets in Philadelphia or concern-troll about crime, you can go kick rocks. I’m sure wherever you are from would have problems with crime too if it was cool enough for people to live there.
Mandatory Credit: Northeast Times