This took place in Silverspring, Maryland and about 50 people were involved. I couldn't begin to imagine what it must of been like for the person behind the check out counter. The security cameras were working, so the whole crime was video taped.

Watch it unfold after the jump.

The shoplifters described as teens and young adults took items including snacks and drinks. Detectives are investigating whether the shoplifters had attended a birthday party in the area, police said.

Investigators are aware that about 50 people were involved in the crime. Flash mob crime in the country has prompted lawmakers to consider teen loitering laws and a teen curfew. Do you think a teen curfew is the right solution to the problem?

Watch the flash mob below.