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Dayjia Blackwell, better known as “Meatball,” shared her first-hand view of the chaos, in which looters attacked several companies, including Apple, Foot Locker and Lululemon, before being caught. In videos of her posted to her Instagram Stories, Blackwell can be heard laughing and cheering on the other looters as she watched the chaos unfold. At one point during her broadcast, Blackwell turned to the camera and challenged police to arrest her. “Tell the police they’re either going to lock me up tonight or they’re going to light up, it’s going to be a movie,” she said at one point. “This is what happens when we don’t get justice in this city,” she shouted as she joined a crowd of young people on the street. Blackwell’s video showed hordes of looters running into the Apple store and fleeing with iPhones and tablets. “Free iPhones! Free iPhones,” Blackwell shouted.
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Police used social media posts from Blackwell and other alleged looters to determine her precise location amid the chaos, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. On Wednesday, “Meatball” was hit with eight separate charges, including six felonies stemming from her involvement in the looting, according to court documents seen by The Post. Blackwell was charged with robbery, burglary, conspiracy, criminal mischief, rioting with intent to commit a felony and criminal use of a communications facility. Police also charged the influencer with two misdemeanors: receiving stolen property and dangerous/physically offensive conditions. Blackwell’s bail was set at $25,000, which she posted early Thursday, documents state. Following massive looting in and around the city’s downtown neighborhood, Philadelphia police stepped up security throughout the city Wednesday night.
But that didn’t stop some from wreaking more havoc. Several stores were attacked, including a liquor store, according to footage captured by NBC Philadelphia, and a Wells Fargo ATM that was stolen. In total, at least 52 people have been arrested in the last two days for their role in the looting. Acting Police Chief John Stanford told the outlet that the looting was carried out by “opportunists” who took advantage of anger over the decision in the Eddie Irizarry case. Thousands of people took to the streets Tuesday afternoon to protest Municipal Judge Wendy Pew’s decision to dismiss all charges, including murder and manslaughter, against police officer Mark Dial, who fatally shot Irizarry through from a car window during a traffic stop in August. The protest ended around 7:30pm on Tuesday, just before the city became restless as the unruly mob overpowered security and police officers to loot shops.