North Carolina mall changes policy for teens after attack

Hanes Mall (Photo: WFMY)

WINSTON-SALEM, Nc (AP) — A North Carolina mall is extending a policy that requires teenagers under 18 to be accompanied by someone over 21 years old after a weekend attack involving a man, a woman, and her daughter.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports the change in policy for Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem extends the requirement to cover all hours of mall operation from Fridays through Sundays.

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During the recent incident, two adults were knocked to the parking lot surface, and police said the attackers also stole a purse.

The two had gone to the mall after the woman’s 13-year-old daughter said a group of teenagers was threatening to attack her.