Somebody threw rocks through the windows of Williamsburg’s American Apparel last night, in what looks to be a bout of “retail terrorism.”
I called up the store to ask just what happened, and was told that yes, indeed, someone threw rocks inside the store but then they were caught by the police. I asked if they think the leggings assassins were acting maliciously, or just drunks, and they said, “Yea, they wrote that on their blog. They have blogs. Someone took pictures and put them up on a blog.” I asked which blog that was, but they didn’t know. I am Googling, and would appreciate if you do the same! Email me if you find these pics.
Hat tip to Sami, who tweeted, “some serious stuff went down on north 6th last night involving flaming trash and shattered windows at am. apparel…”
This blog posted a photo w/ the caption, “Retail Terrorists attacked the American Apparel in Williamsburg-Hipster culprits.”
sQuiddums on Twitter chimes in with, “Who tries to smokebomb American Apparel? You have a huge problem with leggings? The whole of Williamsburg shops there, just admit it.”
So who did it? Was it one of the peeps who lost the big butts contest? That’s my guess!
Update 1-1:44 pm: Heard from a tipster who knows an employee at a nearby establishment. That person’s report from the scene makes it sounds a heck of a lot scarier than just a few kids throwing rocks! Per his recollection, there were about 50 guys dressed all in black, wearing masks, and “causing total mayhem” all along No. 6th St, “dumping out trash dumpsters and setting everything on fire in the streets, and then smashing all the windows of the american apparel.”
Update 2-2:22 pm: new pic after the jump.
A reader writes in: “Note wood on inside used like bat for smashing.”
Update 6:00 pm: From the Gawker comments tip line, via Village Voice: “The the American Apparrel in Williamsburg was vandalized last night in an act of hipster rebellion. Both front windows were broken and the vandals unloaded a bunch of crap from a nearby dumpster, threw it in the middle of the road, and set off fireworks and smoke bombs on it. They then climbed atop and yelled out a hipster rebel yell of the revolutionaries. Just kidding about that last part but oh you could have fun with this.”