Kids looking for trouble found it at a Roanoke carnival.
If the Drew Expo returns to the Roanoke Civic Center next year, its promoters had better be able to guarantee that the rides will be wilder than the crowds.
That wasn’t the case this past weekend when mobs of teens and young adults started more than 30 fights Friday night. That despicable, mobbish eruption was tame compared with Saturday night’s encore. Police say 400 to 500 young people ran around removing their shirts and threatening each other. Fights spilled over into the parking lot and then down Williamson Road where the McDonald’s was under siege. Such big swagger from tiny minds that draw power only when plugged into crowd-think.