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Search for two in Fashion Week melee

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Police are searching for two men at the center of a chaotic scene following a Fashion Week event.

The NYPD is now asking for help finding the men at the center of the scene.

A woman who was there for it all is speaking out.

Nearly a week after an out of control mob surrounded, pounded, and grounded a car in NoHo, police now say they need the public's help to track down two people.

The riot broke out shortly after 11 last Thursday night following the "Fashion's Night Out" celebration.

The driver of a white Audi apparently got too close to a bicyclist who police say parked himself in front of the vehicle and refused to move.

Moments later it was mayhem. People were on the Audi dancing, jumping and stomping on the windshield.

Photographer Jika González was there and captured some pictures.

"Honestly, it looked like they were having fun. I doubt they were measuring the consequences of their actions. I don't know that they were thinking about who they were putting in danger," González said.

Police hope González's photos, along with cell phone video of the melee, will lead to a tip that points them to the bicyclist and the man seen sitting on the car.

Both face charges of criminal mischief and inciting a riot.

González meantime, told Eyewitness News she was surprised by the police response.

"I was there for a good 20 minutes I think, and I got there after it had started so I was surprised it took police so long to get there," González said.

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