Victim In McDonald’s Attack Speaks Out

ROSEDALE, Md. (WJZ) — The viral video has shocked tens of thousands of people.  It shows a transgender woman beaten by two teenage girls at a McDonald’s in Rosedale.  It all happened while McDonald’s employees laughed and videotaped the attack.

Derek Valcourt reports the victim calls it a hate crime and wants justice for her attackers.

The vicious assault captured on the cell phone camera of a McDonald’s employee has outraged thousands across the country.  The victim, 22-year-old Chrissy Polis—who’s transgender—says the incident started as she was trying to use the restroom at the McDonald’s.  She told her story to our media partner, The Baltimore Sun.

“I went to go use the bathroom.  Come back out, the girl spit in my face, said, `Are you trying to talk to my man?’  I said, `No, I didn’t even know that was your man at all.’  The other girl came up, spit in my face, then they started ripping my hair, throwing me on the floor,” Polis said.

Police have arrested a 14-year-old girl and an 18-year-old girl they say attacked Polis.  The 18-year-old has been identified as Teonna Monae Brown.

“They just seemed like they wanted to pick a fight that night, they really did.  And come to find out that girl was only 14 years old.  I was shocked,” she said.  “They kicked me in my face; they really hurt me really bad and I’m just afraid to go outside now because of stuff like this.”

Only one McDonald’s employee can be seen trying to intervene in the assault.  Several others can be heard laughing.  McDonald’s says the employee who videotaped the attack has since been fired.

Meanwhile, Polis says she wanted to think the older female customer who stepped in to stop the attack seconds before Polis collapsed and had an epileptic seizure.

“If it wasn’t for her, I probably would have had the seizure and they probably would have kept on continuing hurting me even more,” she said.

The 14-year-old suspect has been charged as a juvenile.  Police say they are still trying to determine whether to file hate crime charges.

Transgender advocacy groups are planning a rally in front of the Kenwood Avenue McDonald’s on Monday at 7 p.m. to condemn the attack.

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  1. Hater says:

    Wow, you lot sound thick. Don’t be surprised if no one listens. Learn how to talk and write.

    1. jackie says:

      Hater…..learn how to think, your writing can stand a lot of improvement before you start to make lite of some one else positive comment.

  2. Richard Perry says:

    as was said before people like cc are the ones who comit these crimes,

  3. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    THESE INCIDENTS ARE BY NO MEANS OVER. I AM SURE THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME NOR THE LAST. WE MUST ALL TRY TO LIVE TOGETHER BUT THESE KIND OF ANIMALISTIC ATTACKS WE CANNOT TOLERATE IN OUR SOCIETY. PEOPLE MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. PERHAPS A ANGER MANAGEMENT COURSE THESE INDIVIDUALS NEED.

  4. Ashley says:

    absolute animals ! i have NEVER in my life seen anything such as this. i was actually rendered speechless ! i think both of those wild animals need to be charged as an ADULT and both should get charged with attempted murder ! NOONE deserves to be beat to that point ! throw those two back in the damn jungle where they belong !

  5. Lee Bowling says:

    NO MATTER IF YOU ARE BLACK ,WHITE,ASIAN, OR INDIAN
    PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHAT THEY WANT TO BE
    WHETHER THEY WANT TO CROSS DRESS OR HAVE AN SEX CHANGE OPERATION.
    AND THE POPULATION NEEDS TO LEAVE THEM TO THEIR CHOSES

  6. Hamish says:

    Where is the outrage from our half black President who just preached to the entire country about bullying and such? I just ask for equal application of outrage. Had this filmed incident been of two any other races beating a black person, there would be riots and it would’ve been a lead story from that point forward. Where is the outrage?

  7. james says:

    why cant everyone just look at it as a terrible crime towards a human no matter what they are or what color they are. three young lives are going to be changed forever and none for the better. if we dont start teaching our kids good morals and how to treat people this country is going to be in worse shape than it already is. most people are to much in a hurry nowadays to stop and help anybody no matter what the situation is and thats a shame. i

    1. Hamish says:

      Because in this day and age, to point out such things such as right and wrong is a no-no. That would mean that there IS a right and a wrong way to raise kids, educate kids, etc… your comment of ‘teaching kids good morals’ crosses that line, more’s the pity. Look at how Bill Cosby was treated and commented upon by the black community for his comments about the exact same thing…

      1. james says:

        well thats a problem then if we as people cant point out right and wrong. i know i was taught right from wrong growing up as a kid and i know my son is being taught right from wrong. I do understand what your saying and its a shame it has to be this way in this country

    2. mattie says:

      NO JAMES ! GOD CLEARLY WARN US. READ 2ND
      TIMOTHY 3: 1-5.

      but understand this, that in the last days there will come
      times of difficulty. for people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, pround, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, “heartless,” unappeasable,
      slanderous, without self- control, brutal, not loving good,
      TREACHEROUS ! reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather
      than lovers of GOD, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power,
      ” AVOID SUCH PEOPLE ‘ ! ” THIS IS PROPHECY” GOD NEVER LIE ! STUDY YOUR BIBLE. EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS LIFE IS ALREADY THERE FROM THE START – THE BOOK OF GENESIS ALL THE WAY TO THE LAST BOOK OF REVELATION !!! THE HOLY BIBLE WAS CREATED FOR ALL HUMAN BEING PROTECTION. THE HOLY BIBLE IS THE KEY AND ROAD MAY TO ENTENAL LIFE WITH THE ALMIGHTY GOD OUR CREATOR JESUS CHRIST NOT THE CREATURE SATAN THE DEVIL, THE FATHER OF ALL LIES AND THE CURSE OF DEATH. STOP HAVING A LOSS MIND. REPENT BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

      1. james says:

        i dont have a lost mind

    3. Antoine Scales says:

      We as Americans can not get pass color because we are America. If this were two white girls beating on another white girl or two black girls beating on another black girl would we be having this question. I see this all the time in the inner city. Crazy and appauling yes. Unheard of and unusual no. This is America sorry.

  8. mac says:

    ALL OF YOU ARE DEAD WRONG. BEING RACIST NEVER SOLVE NO TYPE PROBLEMS IT ONLY MAKE MATTERS WORST. THE COMMENTS ARE SILLY. ADULTS ACTING AND COMMENTING IN A POOR WAY IS ONLY MORE OF A NEGATIVE EXAMPLE FOR THE YOUNG KIDS. THAT IS WHY KIDS ARE OUT OF CONTROL BECAUSE WHEN THEY WATCH AND LEARN POOR MORALS HABITS FROM PEOPLE LIKE YOUR SELVES.. IS WHAT WE SEEN ON THE MCDONALD VIDEO IS WHY PEOPLE SO YOUNG ARE CONDUCTING THEM SELF IN THE SAME BAD MANNER AS YOU HAVE DISPLAY YOUR NEGATIVE COMMENTS. CONDUCT VS COMMENTS. SAME FIGHT.

  9. Redman1000 says:

    @Hamish

    It’s funny hypocrites like you who play the “If they were black…”

    Why are you on this board? It’s because the victim is WHITE! You wouldn’t be here if it were a black on black crime. It’s funny people like you criticize black people for only defending their race while you doing that exact thing! LOL Like most of white America would have cared less if OJ murdered a black woman.

    The other point is when Obama criticized that white cop in order to defend his black friend the criticism from white people soared. He then apologized for calling that cop “Stupid”. He even invited the man to the white house. Do you actually believe you or white America would have cared if that cop were black?

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  11. pogodog7 says:

    If 10% of all of the attention given to this incident was given to Phylicia Barnes, perhaps she could have been saved or at least, her murders found and arrested.

    1. Eric says:

      I believe a hell of alot more than 10% of attention has been given to Phylicia Barnes. I am not saying what happened to her is right. I feel bad for anyone who looses their life. But Other local people murdered don’t even get the attention she did.

    2. Robert Long says:

      Maybe someone should have made a video of it. Then we could have seen what happened and found her murder’s

  12. trina says:

    THIS WAS CLEARLY A HATE CRIME. Do you know how many black men during Jim Crow were beat or killed because some white guy used the excuse that he was flirting with his woman. These ghettolinas should be charged for Hate.

    The NAACP and Obama better denounce this action too because America is getting fed up with the racial hypocrisy. I’m black but can’t stand racism, and I honestly don’t blame some white people from wanting to form groups that protest such events. Black on white crime can’t be giving a green light.

    Urban living is a priviledge. Baltimore would be so much better if we could forcibly move all of these hoodrats and their families to the boonies

  13. jon ocean says:

    this was a racist matter, no if’s,and’s or but’s the perpertrators should be punished at the full extend of the law. where are those two losers ..al sharpton and jesse jackson! wrong color huh guys!!!!!!!!!

  14. ONE WHO FOUGHT FOR U.S.A. says:

    WHAT’S RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WHAT’S WRONG IS WRONG. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE. SOME PEOPLE ARE LESS CIVILIZED THAN OTHERS. THE MEDIA THRIVES OF THIS AS IT DIVIDES US AS A PEOPLE. THE MORE WE SQUABBLE AMONGST OURSELVES THE LESS POWER WE HAVE AS A UNITED PEOPLE. WHERE IS THE GOOD (POSITIVE )NEWS? WHY MUST WE GO TO FOREIGN (BBC, REUTERS) FOR THE REAL NEWS. AMERICAN MEDIA IS ONE SIDED. THIS GOES ON ALL THE TIME BUT THE MEDIA PRINTS WHAT IT SEES FIT.

  15. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    DON’T BE FOOLED, CENSORSHIP IS ALIVE AND DOING WELL.

  16. Sudz28 says:

    I don’t understand why the one person that McDonald’s fired was the person who took the video – and therefore brought this entire issue forward. It seems to me that person should be protected under some kind of Whistle-blower law. Why not fire all the other employees and the manager who clearly did little to nothing to stop this vicious assault? It was two teenage girls and lasted several minutes, you can’t tell me the male employees couldn’t have simply pulled them off and restrained them until the police arrived. One more reason to never set foot in a McDonald’s again.

  17. Eric says:

    I do believe this was a hate crime. But it’s not allways about white or black. In this world today it’s like people are just finding anything wrong with someone just so they can hate them. It seems like people find the negative in anyone like bikers, transgenderd, overweight, black, white, and everything else that makes us all different.

  18. Robert Long says:

    It was a raciest attack. The entire fight the girls where spiting in her face. Calling her white insult’s. And die white this and that. And the workers where talking about. Get that white (Insult here) and when she was having the seizure a few of them laughed and said. One less white person and f white people and such. but yea they laughed and cheered on the entire time. i had a family member there when it happened.

    They live 2 blocks down the street and she seen the entire thing. But she is tiny and could not have done anything about it. They would have busted her up too. Too bad i was not there i would have beat those girl’s down. 2 hate crimes. because she was white and trans.

  19. Fred says:

    Absolute animals, white trash. The best of the inner city! Let’s look at who was picking on whom. The two aggressors are overweight heifers. Sporting cut jean shorts that are not only too short but a couple sizes too small. And they had the nerve to pick on somebody else? They were more than likely jealous over how the other person looked. It figures that the two aggressors were in a McDonalds at the time. Their parents are probably winners as well!! Future Jerry Springer material!

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