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News Release

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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Man Battering a Teenage Girl Caught On Surveillance Video

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man responsible for punching a 16-year-old girl multiple times in the face.

On September 14, 2008, at around 10:15 a.m., teenage girl was in line at the McDonalds located at 7123 Crenshaw Blvd.  The teenager, teenager’s five year old female niece, and a female friend were standing in line when the suspect walked up to them with two young boys.  The suspect and the teenager argued about who was in line first.  During the argument when the teenager cursed at the suspect, he became angry and struck the teenager multiple times to her face.  The suspect then grabbed the two young boys and left the location in a red truck possibly a Dodge pickup with an open bed and paper plates or no plate at all.   

The suspect is described as a male, Black, 5’10” tall, weighing about 170 pounds.  He is about 35 to 40 years old and was last seen wearing a tan hat, blue polo shirt, blue jeans, white shoes, and glasses.

The teenager was taken to a local hospital and treated for her injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or his whereabouts is asked to call 77th Crimes against Persons Detective II Veda Young or Detective III Matthew Mahoney at 213-473-4861.   

After-hours and on weekends calls may be directed to the 24-hour, toll-free number, 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855) or texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website,  Callers may remain anonymous.