Teens face ethnic intimidation charges after brutally beating woman in North Side
Three teenage girls are facing several charges, including ethnic intimidation, after police said they brutally beat a 32-year-old woman Sunday in Pittsburgh’s North Side.
Investigators said the incident happened around 2 p.m. near the intersection of Concord and Itin streets.
According to police, the girls threw a bottle at the victim, Ginger Slepski’s car, and when she stopped to confront the girls, they attacked her.
“I thought it was so animalistic, so violent and I’m so afraid for these girls to get out and walk the streets,” said Slepski.
Slepski said she tried to get back in her car but the girls grabbed her by the hair.
“The one punched me in the head, and I was on a set of concrete steps and my head hit the concrete so hard. Then they all got on top of me and all their hands were in my hair, and they kept telling each other ‘kick her in the head, kick her head in the concrete,’” said Slepski.
Slepski said a lot of people were standing around watching but were too afraid to help.
The girls were taken to Shuman Detention Center and charged with ethnic intimidation, robbery and conspiracy.”
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