Video shows teen attacked after Tecumseh fireworks
Essex County OPP are investigating after a Windsor mother says her 15-year-old daughter was assaulted by a group of girls after the Tecumseh fireworks.
Stephanie LaRocque tells the Lynn Martin Show on AM800 that her daughter was followed by a group of six to eight girls who said they wanted to fight while leaving the fireworks on Monday night.
The teen, who did not wanted to be identified, tells CTV Windsor she is still shaken up about how quickly things escalated.
“One of them hit me on the right side of the head and I looked back and was like what was that for?” says the teen. “I didn't do anything and they all started saying I should fight. I'm like ‘No. I'm not gonna waste my time doing do that when I didn't do anything wrong.’”
The alleged incident was caught on camera. The video shows a girl falling to the ground, getting and kicked and punched. LaRocque shared the video with CTV News.
"Just looking at this video boils my blood, boils me, you have no idea, my daughter, my household is very traumatized by this, it is very heartbreaking that this has happened to my daughter," she tells AM800.
The teenager is now recovering at home. She has bruises, a black eye and says she is sore everywhere.
The 15-year-old says the attack occurred as she and her friends were walking to a nearby store to get picked up by a parent after the fireworks in Tecumseh had ended Monday night.
The victim says she tried to walk away and avoid the situation, but the group continued to follow and eventually attacked her.
Her mother says she wishes the people who recorded the video would have stepped in and stopped the attack. She now wants charges to be laid.
OPP Const. Karen Sinnaeve says they are aware of the incident and say it is an ongoing investigation.
"The cop did tell me that it would take a little bit to investigate and I'm like investigate what though, you have the video, I gave you names, charge these little friggin kids, charge them," says LaRoque.
Police also say the investigation involves youth and therefore names will not be released.