BREAKING NEWS – Los Angeles, California – A group of armed follow-home robbers were caught on video beating and pistol-whipping a victim outside his downtown Los Angeles home, authorities said.

More than a dozen street gangs have been descending on wealthy areas of Los Angeles, following residents to their homes, and robbing them of expensive items, according to police.

Capt. Jonathan Tippet, who spearheads an LAPD “follow-home robbery” task force, told the city Police Commission during a meeting that at least 17 gangs, most of them based in South Los Angeles, have been independently staging robberies, sometimes using spotters to target people wearing high-end watches or driving expensive cars.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now alleging that the wealthy people are to blame. “These people dress with arrogance and drive uppity cars,” she began. “So, in my opinion these successful people are flaunting their success to under privileged people, compelling law abiding citizens into becoming thieves. This is the legal definition of entrapment… I think.”