This video of a savage beating in McDonald’s will make you sad for humanity

Witnesses reportedly took out their phones and started recording the action, without trying to help the victim.


Dylan Love


Published Mar 13, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 7:50 am CDT

16-year-old Aniah Ferguson was identified and arrested as a key perpetrator in a vicious fight that went down in a McDonald’s restaurant in Brooklyn Thursday.

Ferguson’s shirt came off in the scuffle, and she continued raining blows on her 15-year-old victim while clad in a purple bra. Then she stole the victim’s purse and cell phone.

According to the New York Daily News, no one intervened to help the victim during the fight. They simply took out their phones and recorded the attack.

Ferguson was charged with gang assault and robbery. Some of her co-conspirators are also suspected of having ties to a gang called the Young Savages.

This is hardly the first time Ferguson has tangled with the law. She’s been arrested six times since her 16th birthday last July, most recently for allegedly stabbing her brother in the arm with a knife early February. 

Two months ago, Ferguson also allegedly attacked her grandmother, who has an order of protection against her. A former neighbor told the New York Daily News that her grandmother was seen running out of the apartment, screaming, “She’s going to burn the house down.”

In a remarkable (yet sadly predictable) twist, the victim of the McDonald’s beating has now achieved some degree of Internet notoriety for identifying herself online, bragging about being the victim of the attack in a Facebook post.

The full (and intense) video can be viewed here.

H/T NY Daily News | Photo via Mike Mozart/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 13, 2015, 12:46 pm CDT