A Pittsburgh-area woman who police say was beaten and robbed in the middle of the street says she believes the attack was "very racially motivated."
Ginger Slepski, 32, was driving in Pittsburgh's North Side around 2 p.m. on Sunday, reports indicate, when a bottle struck her vehicle at a stop sign. She said she got out and confronted the group of black girls who did it.
“I was mad. I knew they were younger. I thought they were in their early 20s. I got out and said, ‘What is your problem?’” Slepski told WPXI-TV.
The girls allegedly responded with slurs like, "Shut up white [expletive]" and "Get that white [expletive]" before physically attacking her.
"The one punched me in the head, and I was on a set of concrete steps and my head hit the concrete so hard," Slepski remarked. "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!"
Slepski said there were a number of witnesses around, but they were too scared to intervene. And when the witnesses yelled that they were calling police, it seemed like "it only made it worse."
Eventually, one witness said, a man was able to help Slepski and police rounded up the suspects.
Shockingly, WPXI-TV reports, the suspects' respective ages were only 14, 15 and 16.
The mother of two, Slepski is expected to make a full recovery but suffered torn shoulder ligaments in addition to extensive cuts and bruises.
The teens, whose names have not been released, are reportedly facing charges of ethnic intimidation, robbery and conspiracy.
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