The Huntersville Police Department is warning teens about the dangers of using social networks to organize 'flash mob' games after one such game sent as many as 60 black-clad youngsters swarming through a neighborhood Tuesday night.
Police say the game – called “manhunt” – was organized by an 18-year-old man who sent out an invitation over Facebook to more than 300 people. Between 30 and 60 young people ages 16 to 20 showed up at Latta Springs, a 243-home development located off Beatties Ford Road near Hopewell High School.
They were all dressed in black, as the organizer instructed on Facebook, said Capt. Michael Kee. They gathered at the neighborhood’s swimming pool at 9:30 p.m. and then spread out to hide in backyards, under porches and in wooded areas around the neighborhood.
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