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A smiling woman who livestreamed looters ransacking a Philadelphia liquor store Tuesday night repeatedly hollered "everybody must eat!" as the mass crime unfolded behind her.
Content warning: language:
"Oh, s**t!" the woman repeatedly exclaimed as looters began breaking into the Fine Wine & Good Spirits store.
She then faced her camera and hollered, "Everybody must eat! Everybody must eat! Everybody must eat! Everybody! Everybody must eat! Yeah! Everybody must eat! Everybody must eat! Everybody must eat! Everybody must eat! That's what I'm talking about! Rest well, Eddie! Rest well, Eddie! Uh-oh, look, here come more people, let's go! Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!"
The woman's "rest well" exclamation presumably was for Eddie Irizarry, whom a Philadelphia police officer fatally shot last month. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that a judge earlier Tuesday dismissed all charges against the officer in question.
Videos showing widespread looting in the Philadelphia area later Tuesday are all over social media:
Here's another clip of the Fine Wine & Good Spirits store being looted, and the same woman who hollered "everybody must eat!" is seen in this video as well:
Oh, how the tables turned
Apparently things didn't go so well for the livestreamer later on.
"One woman livestreamed dozens of people breaking into a Fine Wine & Good Spirits store. Her video stream ended when, as she drove away, police appeared to pull her car over," the Inquirer reported.
Here's video of that moment, courtesy of WTXF-TV's Steve Keeley. (Content warning: language):
According to the Daily Mail, the livestreamer in question is Dayjia Blackwell, an Instagram star known as "meatball" who urged her 180,000-plus followers to gather Tuesday night on Walnut Street in downtown Philadelphia.
Here's what appears to be her Instagram page. Many videos of Tuesday night's activities can be found in the circular profile photo on the top left of her page.
Acting Police Commissioner John Stanford told the Inquirer between 15 and 20 people were arrested, many of them juveniles, and at least two guns were recovered.
Stanford added to the paper that the looting "had nothing to do with the protests" for Irizarry: “What we had tonight was a bunch of criminal opportunists take advantage of a situation and try to destroy our city.”
“It’s disgusting,” he added to the Inquirer. “Our city can’t afford this nonsense.”
Looters ransack retail stores in Philadelphia, 15-20 arrested: policeyoutu.be
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Sr. Editor, News
Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News.