One indoor mall survives in Northwest Ohio; you can see the remains of some of the other malls here and here.
Southwyck Mall is gone, a wasteland of concrete and bouncing dust balls, in part due to "youths" who barricaded entrances and attacked shoppers, gathering at night to "rabble rouse."
Franklin Park Mall is the only one left; it's a nice area but has had difficulties with attacks and brawls, even starting urban myths about abductions, thus scaring off many shoppers.
So Dec. 17 when hundreds of people lined up before 6 a.m. to buy shoes, it's probably no surprise that it turned into a brawl.
Police were called.
What spiritual vacuum must exist in the souls of people who do this.