Metro Toledo has only one giant regional indoor shopping mall. All the other malls died (except a single mall in suburban Northwood, and that mall is dying). What was originally called Franklin Park Mall, now called Westfield Franklin Park, is one of the larger malls in the midwest.
Over the past couple years, some fairly large fights and disturbances have occured at Westfield. Last Saturday night the mall was locked-down as police tried to break-up a fight that involved hundreds of teenagers.
Cue John Mellencamp....."Ain't that America....."
The big fight has been the lead story in this area all week, except for some golfer who had an affair. Now, the mall is being patrolled by Toledo Police officers and private security guards. There is talk about not allowing teens at the mall unless with a parent.
Gimme a break.
Of course, that's easy for me to say. I haven't been to the mall in two years. But still, not allowing access for teens? They will just go hang out behind the Kroger store and smoke dope.