2 Women Slapped With Hate Crime Charges in Brutal McDonald’s Beatdown

The two women who beat a transgender woman into convulsions are now facing hate crime charges. The victim is planning on suing McDonald’s and the half dozen employees who stood around and watched her and refused to help her.

Hate Crime Charges in Maryland McDonald’s Beating Caught On Video: MyFoxDC.com

The elderly woman who came to her rescue was also punched in the face.

My FOX DC reported:

Two teens are facing hate crime charges in the beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald’s, an attack that was caught on video and posted online.

Teonna Brown, 18, was indicted Monday on assault and hate crime charges in the attack on Chrissy Lee Polis at the restaurant last month. She is also charged with assaulting a customer and a McDonald’s employee who tried to intervene. A 14-year-old girl is facing the same charges in juvenile court. The Associated Press typically does not identify juveniles charged with crimes.

Both teenagers are being held, prosecutors said no one else would be charged.

Brown was defending herself and maintains her innocence, according to attorney Timothy P. Knepp. He declined to go into further detail.

“She’s a very nice young lady who lives with her mom and is not the person the press has made her out to be,” Knepp said.

One of the perpetrators attacked another woman at the same McDonald’s last year.

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