Yeah, like you wouldn't have misconstrued anything I said anyway.
I've dealt with mobs before, and it is scary. A loud and rowdy mob can be scary, but a silent one can be scary too... it indicates coordinated purpose, and being the focus of that purpose is a very uncomfortable thing.
I recall once in my 20's, a bud and I went into this hole-in-the-wall redneck joint looking for a game of pool. We walked in the door, and EVERYONE (about 30 people) stopped what they were doing and turned to stare at us. They continued staring, in silence, for the five or ten seconds it took me to get my bud by the arm and say "Time to go..." and retreat back out the door. They couldn't have been clearer if they'd said out loud: "We don't know you, so you ain't welcome here".
I think claiming that intimidation was NOT intended is disingenuous.