Thousands of teens shut down Times Square to see Australian pranksters the Janoskians

Posted: 7:42 PM, Feb 22, 2014
Updated: 2014-02-22 19:42:46-05

Times Square, MANHATTAN (PIX11) — Chances are you don’t know the Janoskians unless you have a teen living in your house.

The group- which stands for “just another name of silly kids in another nation skip,” are three teen brothers and two childhood friends from Melbourne, Australia.

The group creates public disturbance videos and posts them on Youtube.

Their videos have been viewed millions of times.

The boys latest target was Times Square Saturday afternoon.

At one point the impromptu Twitter invite to fans became too much to handle.

The crowds swarming and thousands of young girls being stepped on and trampled, all to catch a glimpse of the guys.

Police stepped in, pushing the Janoskians into the Foxwoods Theatre, closing off 43rd St by 7th Ave for hours while fans lingered hoping to meet them.

Though many teens we spoke to say despite camping out early to get autographs they left disappointed.