Teen Arrested For Brutal Brooklyn McDonald's Beating
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Police have arrested 16-year-old Aniah Ferguson in connection with a gruesome fight that broke out in a Brooklyn McDonald's Wednesday. In cell phone video that quickly made its way around Facebook, one teen can be seen being battered by a group as a crowd of bystanders scream.
Cops told the New York Times that the girl, only identified as 15-years-old, was taken to Kings County Hospital and was later released with non-life-threatening injuries. The teens are apparently students at Erasmus Hall High School in Flatbush, and had all met there "with the intention of fighting."
Ferguson is among a group of girls seen in the clip beating a lone victim. Toward the end of the nearly three minutes of fighting, she kicks the girl lying on the floor of the McDonald's in the head.
According to the New York Daily News, Ferguson has been arrested by police six times since turning 16 last July—her own grandmother took out an order of protection against her after she allegedly punched her in the face. Cops arrested her in February of this year for allegedly trying to stab her brother.
"I'm her mother and I'm not defending her," Ferguson's mother told the paper. "I didn't raise her like this. I don't know why she did it."
Ferguson, CBS New York reports, has been charged as an adult by police with robbery and gang assault; cops also told the station that they are "confident that many more arrests are on the way."