Video captures moment 15-year-old girl is attacked by mob in Brooklyn, cops said.
The teen accused of stripping the sneakers off the feet of a helpless 15-year-old girl as she was being brutally beaten by a mob of teens in Brooklyn last week was arraigned Monday, as a judge set curfews for several of the other young suspects in the attack.
“He grabbed the victim’s legs and pulled the sneakers off. The defendant is the person that was walking away with the complainant’s sneakers,” said a Brooklyn prosecutor about the 14-year-old suspect, who stood before Judge Ruth Shillingford.
Shillingford corrected “defendant” to “youthful offender.”
The proceedings in Brooklyn Supreme Court came two days after all 11 teens arrested so far were released without bail for their alleged roles in the shocking Crown Heights incident caught on video. The Brooklyn DA had requested $10,000 bail Saturday for each of them, who range in age from 14 to 17.
Seven of the teens appeared in court Monday and had curfews set for when school gets out during the week, starting at either 3 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
A horde of at least a dozen teens were caught on surveillance video descending on the victim near Utica Ave. and Sterling Place around 4:10 p.m. last Thursday. The girl curls up in a fetal position on the sidewalk as she’s repeatedly kicked and stomped.
One attacker is seen pulling her Air Jordans off and walking away. The girl, who cops said also had her cellphone and debit card stolen, was taken to Kings County Hospital after the beating.
The teens are variously charged with robbery and gang assault.