Four female teens, whose brutal beat down of a defenseless girl in Brooklyn, N.Y. was captured on video and went viral, have been arrested and charged as adults with felonious assault.
On March 9, four girls pummeled a 15-year-old girl because the girls were allegedly upset with the victim because she had “done something to a very close friend.” The ferocious assault was videotaped and shared via Facebook. In a three-minute video, which has since gone viral, a group of girls can be seen hitting and beating the unidentified teen until she falls to the ground while a restaurant filled with customers watch and cheer.
On March 12, police made their first arrest, apprehending 16-year-old Aniah Ferguson, who was charged as an adult with assault and robbery, among other charges. Her bond was set at $500,000. Three additional girls were arrested: a 15-year-old unidentified suspect who turned herself into police officials; another 15-year-old girl who was apprehended in Atlanta while on her way to board a plane to Jamaica; and Talani Marshall, 17.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is offering $1000 reward leading to the capture and conviction of the other two suspects still at large. “I know I was sick to my stomach,” Adams said at a press conference, “And I’m sure many others were sick, to see this vicious and brutal attack of a young person.”
According to court records, the teen victim suffered a concussion and multiple bruises and contusions on her body.