Baltimore Woman Says She Was Beaten by Teens in Random Attack
A Baltimore woman is saying she is lucky to be alive after she was jumped and savagely beaten by a group of teens—armed with wooden clubs and sticks—while she was walking on a street in the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood.
According to WBAL-TV, Baltimore police said eight people were attacked and robbed in several incidents on Halloween night in southern Baltimore.
The woman, who was not identified, called the suspects cowards, WBAL reported.
“I feel lucky to be alive. It could have been a lot worse,” the victim said.
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She was walking to Barfly’s restaurant to meet friends when 10 teens emerged from an alley and beat her.
“I had a red down-like vest on, so they grabbed the back of my vest and then held me, and then out in front of them came six young women with wood pieces that were like maybe an inch thick and about three feet long,” she said.
“They started hitting me with the wood, in the knees, a lot in my face,” the woman said.
The woman said she suffered a broken nose, broken eye socket, and cuts on her knees. She was hospitalized.
“A couple of blows too hard I realized I couldn’t stand up anymore, so I went to the ground on my knees,” she said. “By the time I was on the ground, I was screaming and begging for them to stop.”
The teens stole her phone in the attack.
A stranger came to her rescue, scaring the teens off. “He kept apologizing that he was late, but he came right on time and I’m completely thankful for that,” she said.
City Councilman Eric Costello called on people with information to come forward about the attack.
He wrote the following on Facebook:
On Halloween (Tue, 10/31), a group of approximately 10-15 juveniles committed at least four sets of robberies / assaults that occurred on the South Baltimore Peninsula and Inner Harbor.
1. 300 block of E Fort Ave (2 individuals were robbed and assaulted, one at intersection of Battery Ave and one at intersection of Henry St)
2. 800 block of Battery Ave (1 individual)
3. Intersection of Key Highway and Covington St (1 individual)
4. Behind the MD Science Center (4 individuals were robbed and assaulted)
This is despite a very heavy presence from BPD since it was Halloween. Major Ward from the Southern District and I have spoken multiple times since last evening, as I have also been in touch with Captain Rhoden from the Central District (#4 above is in the Central, not Southern). BPD has increased its deployment and patrols, and they are actively investigating the incidents from last evening.
If you have information related to any of these incidents, whether it be video footage, pictures, information on the suspects, etc., please immediately call the Southern District Police Station at 410-396-2499.
If you see suspicious behavior or believe that someone’s safety or property are in jeopardy, please contact 911 immediately.
“I wish more people would take responsibility for knowing where their children are and what they’re doing because it’s pretty unfortunate to see kids at this age committing these types of crimes,” her boyfriend, Jeff Brown, said.