- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Four teenage girls are facing several charges, including ethnic intimidation, after police said they brutally beat a 32-year-old white woman Sunday in Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to police, the four young black girls, ages 14, 15 and 16, threw a bottle at the woman’s car while she was stopped at a stop sign and called her a racial slur, a local TV station reported.

“She gets out to address it, and that’s when the girls jump her,” said Lt. Shirley Sloan, the TV station reported.

Witnesses told police that the girls pulled the victim to the ground by her hair and kicked her in the head and face before one of them stole a purse out of the woman’s car and they all left, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

The woman drove to her home in Avalon, where someone called medics who took her to Allegheny General Hospital. She was treated for a concussion, Lt. Sloan said, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

A motive for the attack was not clear, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said.

The suspects were taken to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center and face juvenile charges of robbery, conspiracy, propulsion of missiles and ethnic intimidation.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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