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Angry Teen Mob Tears Apart a Moreno Valley McDonald’s in Viral Video

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The #teens are coming for us all. Or at least that’s the worry one might have after seeing new video that has emerged of a near-riot at a McDonald’s in Moreno Valley, California, where a huge group of unidentified teenagers started hurling objects at workers after being told to leave.

The incident apparently went down back in December, but news outlets like CBS Los Angeles have only just started picking it up in hopes of identifying some of the people involved. According to the report, a group of teenagers were asked to leave a children’s play area on property, and when they refused it sparked a heated exchange with employees and one mother that boiled over into the video below.

Not only did the unidentified group lob actual, physical equipment at staff members, they also seem to be throwing food and shoving other people in the restaurant. Damage from the incident is said to be in the thousands of dollars.

A rep for McDonald’s passes along the following statement from owner/operator Thomas Mangione:

The safety and security of our guests and their families are a top priority. We have been in contact with the local law enforcement and are fully cooperating with their investigation.