In an effort to remind teens that there are good things to do besides violent mob behavior, Mayor Michael Nutter promoted and attended “Teen Night” at the Erie Lanes Bowling Alley Saturday.
In a terrible instance of irony, one of the teens who attended the event was stabbed by another teen -- who attended the same event -- on her way home from the Juniata Park bowling alley, police say.
Before the event, Nutter described it as “a demonstration of what good teenage fun is all about,” in a press release.
Police say an 18-year-old Corey Maxey stabbed the 16-year-old girl Saturday night, after the two left Nutter’s event in two different groups.
Authorities say the victim had left the event before she brushed off Maxey's advances as she walked to a bus stop. Police say Maxey left, but soon returned and stabbed the girl in the arm.
Maxey remains in custody unable to post bail. He was arrested last year at the Gallery at Market East for “disruptive behavior with other teens," reports the Daily News.
The girl was brought to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children by family members, where she was treated and released, reports the Daily News.
The bowling event was meant to be a wholesome event in response to a recent rash of youth violence. Because of the recent teen mobs, the city began enforcing a 9 p.m. curfew in two neighborhoods Friday night.
"It's unfortunate that this one individual made a very bad judgment and did something for which he is now in trouble," Nutter told the Daily News. "But an incident like this doesn't change in any way, shape or form the great night young people had at this event. And, overall, it was a pretty quiet night in Philadelphia.