A flash mob of “30-40 men” attacked a female editor of satire web site the Onion in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia Saturday night, breaking her leg and leaving her hospitalized. The attack, which followed another reported attack five blocks away, also left two others hospitalized with injuries.
Just another weekend of Obamanomics in the Philthy City.
The newspaper account is conspicuously thin on physical descriptions of the offenders, so be on the lookout for any nondescript “men” out there.
Philadelphia police responded to two reports of pedestrians being assaulted by a large group of young people along Broad Street about 9:30 p.m.
One of those reports came from Emily Guendelsberger, 27, city editor for local arts and entertainment content for the Onion, the satirical newspaper and website. She was walking with seven friends on Green Street near Broad when they were accosted, she said. Guendelsberger, who remained hospitalized with a broken leg yesterday, declined to comment further.
A friend who was with her at the time, Daily News staff writer Molly Eichel, said that they were walking down Green Street when a group of teens was walking down Broad. “We heard kids yell, ‘Run, run,’ ” Eichel said. “Some kid just came out of nowhere and punched my friend Charlie in the face.”
Eichel said that when her group tried to run, about 20 teens chased them down the street. “They were kicking kids down and punching them when they were down,” she said.
Two other friends sought treatment at area hospitals for facial injuries, Eichel said.
9:30 PM on a Saturday night.