Though Conroy worries that the feud will spill back over from the virtual world to the real world, Roxborough police hope to defuse mounting tensions. Captain John Cerrone of the 5th District says police plan to “intensify our focus a little more than normal [around the 7-Eleven] and see if we can’t take some action that’ll slow this thing down. I don’t want anybody getting hurt.”
Conroy’s adopting a wait-and-see attitude, and says she’s going to keep shooting photos and video of the kids behind the 7-Eleven—but she’ll only share them with police from now on (the American Civil Liberties Union of Philadelphia says she’s legally allowed to post pictures of kids on Facebook). And she insists she has no plans to move Yoga on the Ridge to a different location.
“This is where I was born and raised. I wanted a studio in Roxborough, and I don’t want to give up on Roxborough. It would be horrifying if Roxborough falters because of a bunch of punk kids.”