*Saturday we reported on the vicious beating of a woman in a Baltimore County McDonald’s by two females (one of which is 14). The crime obviously has racial overtones because victim is white and the perpetrators are black.
Now things have changed somewhat because the attack is now being called a hate crime because the injured party is actually a transgender woman named Chrissy Lee Polis.
Polis, who was beaten to the point of having a seizure, told the Baltimore Sun her side of the story and also says since the attack she’s been afraid to go out in public:
“They said, ‘That’s a dude, that’s a dude and she’s in the female bathroom,'” said Chrissy Lee Polis, 22, who said she stopped at the Rosedale (Maryland) restaurant to use the restroom. “They spit in my face.”
A worker at the restaurant taped the April 18th attack and created a graphic video that went viral last week (scroll down to watch). After the video garnered hundreds of thousands of views on websites, McDonald’s issued a statement condemning the incident, and on Saturday the worker who taped the incident was fired.
The video shows two females – one of them a 14-year-old girl – repeatedly kicking and punching Polis in the head as an employee and a patron try to intervene. Others can be heard laughing, and men are seen standing idly by.
Toward the end of the video, one of the suspects lands a punishing blow to the victim’s head, and Polis appears to have a seizure. A man’s voice tells the women to run because police are coming.
“I knew they were taping me,” said Polis, a resident of Baltimore. “They didn’t help me. They didn’t do nothing for me.”
Read/learn MORE at the Baltimore Sun.
Watch as Polis tells why she was attacked and the problems of being transgender:
Watch the vicious attack: