Filming your own crimes? Never a good idea
(CBS/AP) Eight teenagers have been arrested after filming the beating of another teen and threatening to post the video on the Internet, sheriff's officials said.
Victoria Lindsay was attacked on March 30 by six teenage girls when she arrived at a friend's home, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
Two girls confronted Lindsay when she walked in, yelling and threatening her, an arrest report showed. Another girl struck her in the head several times and then slammed her head into the bedroom wall, knocking her unconscious.
When she woke up, she was on the couch in the living room surrounded by the six girls. The teens blocked the door, held Lindsay down and began beating her, the report said. Two teenage boys waited outside the home as lookouts.
"That is animalistic behavior. It's pack mentality. They lured her there to beat her," Sheriff Grady Judd said.
Portions of the video were released by the sheriff's office and posted on CBS affiliate WTSP-TV.
"There was talk about apparently after the fact, apparently there's other students that knew that they were going to post this just for the thrill of everyone to see it," Lindsay's mother, Talisa, told CBS News' The Early Show. "Which is just outrageous."
All eight were charged last week with battery and false imprisonment, which are third-degree felonies, the report said.
"When we had them in custody at the station, they were laughing about it, saying, 'Well, I guess this spring break we won't go to the beach," Judd told The Early Show. "One of the suspects asked the detective, 'Am I going to get to go to cheerleading practice tomorrow?"
"They showed absolutely no remorse at all," Judd said.
man who the fuck wants to have kids after reading some shit like that?
I've been saying this for years... but maybe now people will listen to me...
It is time that we take back the streets!!
I say we hunt down every last teenager on the face of the planet and kill every single one of them!
I say we never give them a moments rest to listen to their "New-Age" "Punk-Rock" "Discotheque" music and "Jive" and finish them off once and for all!!
I say they may take our lives but they will never take our freeeeeeeeedom!!
I say to them give up... and let the chips fall where they may.
The video was so horrible too. Those are some really violent girls. The one they were beating up got punched waaaay too much. And she couldn't even leave the apartment/house whatever.
I say, for a period of about... oh... five years, maybe ten, we change the laws and require the courts to seek the death penalty for any crime more serious than a speeding ticket. Driving drunk? Death penalty. Armed robbery? Death penalty. Assault? Death penalty. And there's no leeway. You commit the crime and get caught, you're automatically on trial for your life.
I guarantee you'll see a sharp decline in shit like this, and maybe, just maybe, people will start taking responsibility for themselves again. At the very least, you'll clean out a good portion of the gene pool of these wastes of natural resources.
One of the attackers' motherówho may or may not be the girl's legal guardian but is the person whose house this took place atówent on the Today Show this morning and basically said that the victim needed to learn not to run her mouth unless she could back it up.