“General Mayhem” in Chicago

At least 500 kids were on the Magnificent Mile, which wouldn’t be a problem if they weren’t causing problems. Cops: 38 arrested as hundreds of teens swarm downtown (VIDEOS).

The title comes – apparently – from the description used by the cops.

Thirty-five juveniles and at least three adults in their late teens were arrested as another night of “large group activity” overtook the downtown area on Wednesday, according to multiple Chicago Police Department sources. Most of the arrests were for disorderly conduct while a handful was facing battery, criminal damage to property, and shoplifting charges, the sources said.

Hat tip to HeyJackass!, where it is noted….

By early evening, a CPD deputy chief closed the department’s central detention facility to adult arrests so it could handle the influx of juvenile detainees, according to a source with knowledge of the night’s operations.