DEL CITY, Okla. — Police in Del City are looking for the teens involved in a fight that went viral on Facebook yesterday.
A young woman pushing a baby in stroller down a city street was attacked. When another mother stops to help, she ends up getting attacked as well.
It happened Sunday morning on S.E. 44th and Bryant.
The video of the attack was shared more than 50,000 times before being removed from Facebook.
It shows a group approaching a young woman pushing a baby in a stroller. The person taking the video warns her of what’s about to happen.
“She about to hit it regardless. I really just, I’m trying to look out for your baby for real. Like, move your baby because I don’t want your baby to get hurt,” he said.
She doesn’t move the baby but the girls start hitting, kicking, punching and pulling her hair.
It was about that time two women driving by noticed what was happening.
“We see in broad day light a girl and her baby, and she was getting jumped by four girls and there were some guys there,” said the Good Samaritan.
That’s when the two witnesses decided to stop, call police, and honk their car horn.
“I just felt like I had to step in then because they were just stomping that poor girl in the head and I didn’t think they would stop, and I just wanted to get out and beg them,” she said.
But instead of stopping the attack, the woman became a target…taking blows to the head before being shoved back to her car.
“Shoulda minded your own business. F*** ya’ll,” the boy behind the camera yelled.
The group of teens then walked off toward a nearby apartment complex. But hours later, they posted the video of the attack on Facebook, tagging those involved.
Police say the tagging was key in their investigation.
“We have the names of everyone we believed is involved, and we are trying to locate them to determine what potential charges could be filed against them in the future,” said Jody Suit, Del City Police.
As for the woman brave enough to help….
“I feel lucky, I don’t know if I made the right decision of getting out of my car, but I just felt like it was necessary to try to help that girl as much as I could. I just hope someone would do that for me if I were in that situation,” she said.
The Good Samaritan wasn’t seriously injured. She says she’s a little sore and did miss work Monday.
She does plan to press charges.
Police say the young woman who was the initial target has not pressed charges at this time.