Excerpted From The Daily Mail: Four teenagers have been arrested after a series of flash mob style attacks around Temple University campus in which students were beaten by gangs of juveniles.
Police said that in a spate of attacks on Friday night, students were surrounded, then punched, kicked, robbed and in some cases knocked to the ground by groups of teens.
Groups of between 20 and 100 young people roved the university campus in northern Philadelphia for nearly two hours from 8pm and picked on people at random.
Six students were injured and a university police officer who was knocked to the ground. A police horse was punched in the face by a 15-year-old boy.
In a separate incident a young woman was held down and stomped repeatedly before employees from a nearby pizza place intervened, her father said.
Another junior posted pictures of her black eye. She says the attackers punched her in the face as she walked back to her apartment with her boyfriend.
Temple spokesman Ray Betzner told television station NBC 10 that the mobs of teenagers played a ‘cat-and-mouse game’ with police.
Joe Lauletta wrote on Facebook on Saturday that that his daughter Christina Lauletta was a victim of one of the groups.
His post, in which he claims she was held down and kicked and stomped until every part of her body was bruised, has been shared 4,000 times.
He wrote: ‘I find out that her and her 2 male friends where badly beaten by a group of 30-40 black teenagers on their way home from the Temple football game.
‘This happened after they got off the subway at Broad and Cecil B Moore. These sick animals held her down and kicked and stomped on her repeatedly.
‘Thank god, the people from the pizza place intervened. They arrested 2 people at the scene.’
‘I have not let Christina out of my sight, she is resting. Every part of her body is badly bruised, it makes me cry just thinking about it. No broken bones.
‘If you have children at Temple, tell them to be careful. Please keep Christina Lauletta in your thoughts.’