A teen involved in a McDonald’s beating in Brooklyn, New York, has not reported the crime, which was caught on cell phone video. According to Sport Act, the young girl fought four other girls, who took her to the ground, kicking her and beating her until she was no longer moving. Despite being left in rough shape, the victim did not go to the police. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, police are investigating the fight.
According to CBS News, all of the teens involved in the fight are students at Erasmus Hall High School, which isn’t too far from the fast food location where the fight broke out.
The teen involved in the McDonald’s beating has been contacted by police, but she and her mother are not cooperating because they are afraid of some sort of backlash, perhaps from the other girls that were involved.
People in the community are determined to figure out what happened here, and plan on holding people accountable for their actions.
“We have names. We have pictures. We have video of all these individuals. So save the taxpayers’ money and bring yourself forward,” said activist Tony Herbert. Police have reportedly made one arrest in the case, but no charges have been filed at this time. According to the New York Post, police have taken a 16-year-old from her home and have brought her in to the station for questioning. It is believed that she was somehow connected to the incident, but it’s unclear if she was one of the teens involved in the actual fight. She reportedly has a “lengthy criminal history,” including 10 previous arrests.
Paul Goodman, the man who owns that particular McDonald’s location, says that he is working with police and hopes to let his customers know that they are safe in his establishment, regardless of the earlier brawl.
“The safety of my employees and customers is my top priority. In keeping with my restaurant policy, my employees contacted the police at the onset of this situation. As part of the Flatbush community, I will continue to work with the NYPD and community leaders to ensure the safety of customers. Since this is now a under police investigation it would be inappropriate for me to comment further.”
Police are looking for at least five other people, all females, believed to be between the ages of 14 and 16.
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