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Teens Arrested Over Beating Posted on MySpace, YouTube (VIDEO)

The attackers told police they were upset with some "trash talk" the victim posted on her MySpace page.

MySpace beating
Image: from the video
Courtesy: Polk County Sheriff's Office

(LAKELAND, Fla. ) - Six teenagers from Polk County, Florida are accused of beating a 16-year-old girl, recording the attack and posting it on the popular social networking sites MySpace and YouTube.

Two males -- one adult and one minor -- were also been charged for allegedly acting as lookouts during the beating.

Victoria Lindsay was attacked on March 30 by six teenage girls when she arrived at a friend's home where she was staying during spring break., the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.

At one point in the video, Lindsay's head was slammed into the bedroom wall and was knocked unconscious. She was later seen pleading to be let out of the house as the suspects blocked the door.

"That is animalistic behavior. It's pack mentality. They lured her there to beat her," Sheriff Grady Judd said.

“They lured her into the home for express purpose of filming the attack and posting it on the Internet. This is outrageous behavior.”

Last week, all eight were charged with battery and false imprisonment, which are all third-degree Felonies. The attackers told police they were upset with some "trash talk" the victim posted on her MySpace page.

Deputies are still searching for more evidence, saying more than one person recorded the fight.

Source: Polk County Florida Sheriff's Office

VIDEO IS COURTESY of YouTube and The Associated Press
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Amoridere August 4, 2019 1:10 pm (Pacific time)

I remember this when I was in middle school and, 11 years later, I still can't understand why they beat her up. I'm still horrified.

PrettyGirlPhie May 10, 2009 11:54 am (Pacific time)

It's hilarious how tough those girls were... NOT! 6 against 1... REALLY? Its that serious... I would so work those girls.. I would take them all! They deserve the worst.

Anonymous December 11, 2008 1:32 pm (Pacific time)

shes ok now shes really preatty by the way. met her a usf party

Sara May 25, 2008 9:58 am (Pacific time)

I wish I could find the girls and beat there ass myself I'm sooo sorry for what happened to you ..we will all be here waiting for them when they get out.... don't worry victoria hang in there

Rafael May 21, 2008 9:42 am (Pacific time)

They are very gay and stupid people

roro May 13, 2008 7:28 am (Pacific time)

They are very stupid people

roro May 13, 2008 7:28 am (Pacific time)

They are very stupid people

MEM April 27, 2008 2:24 pm (Pacific time)

SORRY TORI HOPE U FILL BETTER SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Jennifer (of minnesota) April 24, 2008 12:31 pm (Pacific time)

I am sorry that happened to you tori but i hope you feel better. my cousin niko last year got brutally beaten in sisseton and he died once in the ambulance they revived him, and he was in a coma for a long time. I think that anyone that wants to brutally beat someone almost to death should spend their days behind bars because its BS what i saw. My prayers go out to you and your family Victoria.

Skeet April 24, 2008 9:18 am (Pacific time)

Only a fool is surprised when he reaps the harvest of the seeds he has sown. They will reap their harvest. Even if, as predicted, their sentences are low, there's a nation of upset folks that will be waiting on them when they get out.

Hunter Powell April 23, 2008 8:22 am (Pacific time)

some one needs to help her in the fight (I mean come on)

Taylor B. April 23, 2008 8:21 am (Pacific time)

Them girls need to be beat to see how they like it!!!!!!!$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!!$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Taylor B. April 23, 2008 8:18 am (Pacific time)

If were that tory i would have said you can kiss my white ASS bithes!!!

Maria Harmony April 23, 2008 8:17 am (Pacific time)

feel better soon tory i mean those girls are so crul they should die for all i care they should just go jump off a bridge and die in a hole!!!!!!!! but i feel really bad and i think you should beable to go home and move on with your ausome life

Shelby hamner April 23, 2008 8:12 am (Pacific time)

i think those girls are really bad because they toatally just showed u at the house and about killed her i think they should get hurt like tory did and see how they feel and when i saw the vido i nearly cried and im only 11!!! get better soon tory:

Taylor B. April 22, 2008 8:29 am (Pacific time)

Tory, I hope you get better sooner or later!!=]

Taylor B. April 22, 2008 8:26 am (Pacific time)

Them girls are bratz and need to just get help so they can learn how to handle there anger!!!!! The girl that got beaten needs a sorry but she probably wont exept it. LEARN BITCHES!! LEARN!!!!! Tory, PLEASE I mean PLEASE get BETTER!! =]

Maria Harmony April 22, 2008 8:03 am (Pacific time)

those girls should die i really mean it that isn't cool they new they would get cought so why did they do it that qustion is worth a milllion dollors cause of those bitches

Erica M. April 14, 2008 9:02 am (Pacific time)

Seems to me that since this crucial beating by these malicious teens, they would look into the other beatings as well. Its not fair to others wo are getting the same treatment that she got and they are still posting others beatings. Take them all off websites. It is getting ridiculous. Shame on those girls. You will reap what you sow.

Lisa April 13, 2008 3:06 pm (Pacific time)

R: In response to your comment. No one deserves that. How sad for you that you feel that way. And yes, the world has always been "tough" however, there was a time when parents put more effort into discipling their children, when the media didn't overexpose children to things that they never should be taking into their consciousness, and when the majority of kids DID in fact have more respect for authority.

Lisa April 13, 2008 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

Are any of the kids parents denying that their child is fully responsible for this horrible viscious act? If the y do, then theres your answer...looking at the video I almost felt that these girls made their decision to attack Lindsay,out of total jealousy...and what kind of boy would hit a girl? Wow. Monster's all of them. Disgusting children.

Lisa April 13, 2008 2:48 pm (Pacific time)

The parents are not to least not completely. All these kids are old enough to know better. It's unlikely, although possible that one or some of them have experienced violence at home, but it is MORE LIKELY, that these kids are discipline problems, don't listen to their parents, aren't held accountable or responsible for thier actions...and i wonder how many are on meds...No excuses. I would say the same if it were my child who doled out the jail...just where you deserve to be for such a violent cruel out of control act...No matter where you come from, no matter what you've been through, if you have a heart, you wouldn't be capable of doing such a dreadful thing to another human being.

nella April 13, 2008 12:52 am (Pacific time)

ahhhh man i didnt even gets to see the fight and i dont know the name for the video to get on youtube....

nicelady April 11, 2008 8:48 pm (Pacific time)

What about counseling? Maybe they need psych. help first. The jail is full of mentally ill people.

Cait April 10, 2008 1:27 pm (Pacific time)

This is amazingly horrible. I cannot believe that these girls and boys did this. I mean to fight 6 on 1, thats just not right, and especially to beat the s*^+ out of her. I think all of the stupid girls, and the boys trying to look good doing this should have to feel the same pain as Victoria. BE PUT IN PRISON AND SEE THEM GET THEIR BACKENDS BEAT!
You are in my prayers for your comfort Victoria

Cina... HI April 10, 2008 1:22 pm (Pacific time)

This s*it makes me angry... I wish I was there I would have beat the livin sh8t out of that big a$$ fat pig that thinks shes all tuff... You aint sh8t bi*#h I hope that the chicks in the big house teach your a$$ a lesson when you get there... Fighting over myspace u dumb! Grow da f8c$ up! For the parents I hope ur dumb a7se8 walk down da street and get knocked out what a good job on raising your dumb a%$ kids...

rebma April 9, 2008 10:29 pm (Pacific time)

no matter if she was trash talking or not, they were way out of hand for what they did to that girl. the lindsays will be in my thoughts and for the others god please let them get what they deserve

April 9, 2008 9:33 pm (Pacific time)

Those 6 girls were just skanks. I hope they have both criminal and Civil charges brought against them. Oh I guess they thought they cant be prosecuted. Why else would any Morans FILM THE CRIME THEY COMMITTED. I almost forgot that makes them stupid to.

travis April 9, 2008 9:16 pm (Pacific time)

i knew 2 of the girls personnally and i think they are retarted for what they did to tory.tory is a beautiful young girl who is talented in her cheerleading. and they should be charged as adults its only right. if they can make an adult decision then they can be treated like an adult. the two girls i know are mercedes nicholes. we were in band together and she played flute. she is nothing but a trouble making beatch. and the other one is brittani hardcastle. we were good friends as well we had a couple classes together we sat at lunch together. and i honestly wouldnt have thought in a day that she would do this. i could care less about these girls who did this.

Brian April 9, 2008 8:14 pm (Pacific time)

lock the crazy nuts up, its pretty bad when you have to lock her in a room and outnumber her and beat her , give all of them the maximum penalties you can, if they want to assault someone, make them pay for it in prison, see how tough they are in there

Brian April 9, 2008 8:13 pm (Pacific time)

lock the crazy nuts up, its pretty bad when you have to lock her in a room and outnumber her and beat her , give all of them the maximum penalties you can, if they want to assault someone, make them pay for it in prison, see how tough they are in there

Jensine,(va) April 9, 2008 6:24 pm (Pacific time)

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well i think that these girls that did this need to each have their ass handed to them and my friends and i watched this video and wish that we could find these girls and let them know what it feels like to be beatin..and if the parents of any of the six girls that were in this read this should beat the living st out of your child for even thinking about doing this. These girls are old enough to be held accountable for what they did ..i think each one of these girls that beat her for no reason other than "talking s%^t".. should get the max. jail time and should have to sit and think about what they did for a long time! and if there is no jail time then the parents should ground them from living the house and everything in the house for a very very long time!!!! this is not right and something needs to be done and show these girls that this is not going to be tolerated. the parents of these girls should be in some parenting classes and let them know that they should hide their faces in shame to what they allow in their homes. And for the victim.. dont worry about anything they will get whats coming to them ..karma is HELL..and she only beat your ass because your skinny and she was a big ugly bitch ..hold your head up high girlfriend! everyone is on your side!!

Shannon, Little Rock AR April 9, 2008 12:34 pm (Pacific time)

These kid's need to pay. Baby girl, we are all praying for your comfort. Keep smiling and god will handle the rest.

R April 9, 2008 11:12 am (Pacific time)

1. She probably deserved it. 2. Having said that, it is illegal to assault someone and prevent them from leaving. For the guy saying "what is the world coming to", do you think people being vicious is some sort of new phenomenon? 1,000 years ago there were people saying "what is the world coming to?" They said it 100 years ago, they said it 10 years ago and they'll say it 100 years from now. Human behavior has never just been all sunshine and lollipops and it never will be.

a mother of two April 9, 2008 9:01 am (Pacific time)

I can not believe the action of these girls. If someone isn't going to fight back don't keep going. Also where the he## are these girls parents. I feel the parents should be held countable too. I am a mother of two boys. If i heard or seen something like this you would not have to wait for the cops to do something about it! You girls make me sick and you girls are what is wrong with our wrold today. I pray non of you ever have kids, but if you do and it would happen to your children you will understand how stupid you look. You are not tuff, beating on someone who doesn't want to fight, you look like a b*tch nothing more. For all you girls standing around you should all go to jail too and become someones b*tch in jail and see how you like it! What comes around goes around!!!!!!!!!

Vic April 9, 2008 7:49 am (Pacific time)

These girls are perfect military material...sociopathic, arrogant and brutal. (I know, there are exceptions to every rule)

Valerie R April 8, 2008 10:45 pm (Pacific time)

I wish to tell these girls to come see me and believe me i could take all of you against myself... You think your tough Sh*t tell your parent if they want some to bring it...I hope you girls and boys dont get in a car and die a painful death..

SICK April 8, 2008 10:44 pm (Pacific time)


Brittany R April 8, 2008 8:19 pm (Pacific time)

This s^*t is completely out of control. I believe that every little skank and little jerks that had anything to do with this fight should face jail time reguardless of their age. First off there was more than one female involed inb beating this skinny girl up, then it was video taped for someones entertainment? To who a bunch of idiots? And for the sorry a** parents who did a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE job of raising these trailer trash skanks should be right behind them? Okay, over a myspace issue?!? PLEASE they need to grow up! The people who were involved to those standing guard outside should be held in court as adults and personally i doubt either one of these "bada**" little girls don't stand one day behind bars... This is completely foolish and KARMA will one day face every person who had something to do with this and I hope everyone involved gets exaclty what they deserve because where I'm from "jumping" is for little girls who are jealous, scared, or want what the other person has.... and was obviously was a BIG ISSUE to THE BIG GIRLS beating up someone the same size as their thighs... Oh and for the girl who "hosted" the fight and considered herself a "friend" i really feel sorry for her :).... TAKE EM' ALL TO JAIL!!!!!!!

Disgusted April 8, 2008 7:55 pm (Pacific time)

I think the parents of these girls should all be in trouble as well for starters. i think the girls should be ruled adults and face jail time. No pat on their butts but jail time. This kind of crap goes on too much and noone ever does anything.

Dave April 8, 2008 7:02 pm (Pacific time)

Just wanted to point out that crystal is obviously an idiot with self esteem problems, and to say that we should not try any of them as a juvenile. Throw the book at them.

Shyla(THUG NASTY) April 8, 2008 6:56 pm (Pacific time)

...and another thing the parents who are tyrnna lie and say that she got abused like that for talking s^%t to them on myspace...SO WHAT...nobody deserves to be treated like that!!!..tell the parents they can have my adress 2..put me in a room with them for 5 min...(WWHHOO talk about a ass whippin)..lets the roles be reversed let me have been the 1 in that damn room ill tell what WOULDVE happened..i kno 1 damn thing i wouldnt have been the 1 in the hospital..them bi*&$es would be F*%K ALL KINDS OF UP..they act like its her fault they was ugly and didnt have no friends..Sick


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Crystal April 8, 2008 4:36 pm (Pacific time)

I think they did this out of jealousy. I mean she is very thin and the woman beating her is fat and ugly. Ugly fat women always want to hurt pretty thin women. Seriously, it happened to me and if you look at all fights- its always the ugly ones hurtign the pretty ones.

Anna April 8, 2008 2:36 pm (Pacific time)

LOOK AT THAT FAT PORKER BEATING UP THAT SKINNY LITTLE GIRL. Her giant fat belly is pushing against the other girl. I would have thrown up. All kids and adults involved need to go to PRISON. They need to know how it feels to be in the victims shoes.

Kristy April 8, 2008 2:20 pm (Pacific time)

I have not been able to get this video off my mind. Every time i see or think about it I cry. My heart and prayers go to the Lindsay's. I have a 17 year old son and i cannot imagne seeing my child beat like that for no reason. These girls and 2 guys should be tried as an adult and let them see how they like prison. Sheriff Judd if you see this make those girls pay for this. they should have to pay all her medical bills on top of going to jail. I am so sorry that no one could protect her. Victoria please know that there is millions of people praying for you and wishing you the best. from a mom in houston texas. once agian i am so sorry we adults could not protect you.

Anonymous April 8, 2008 12:57 pm (Pacific time)

this is a very diturbing video and it also angers me, if they want somebody to fgiht back have them to come c me.

Anonymous April 8, 2008 12:28 pm (Pacific time)

I fapped to this video

Paula April 8, 2008 11:10 am (Pacific time)

This is nasty unbelieveble! this kids need to stay locked up.

Pam Flores April 8, 2008 9:34 am (Pacific time)

I think that the parents are really to blame for this incident. Children aren't just born with violent insticts. Behaviors are learned. Sometimes children whose parents seem to be very nice act this way because their parents condone their bad behavior instead of making them suffer the consequences of their actions. I have three children and my husband and I sacrifice a lot so that I can be a stay at home Mom. I am in my children's back pockets 24/7. While I know that it is not possible for everyone to do this anyone who can should. It's time for parents to take on the responsibility of their children. Know where they are, who they're with, and what they are doing at all times and when they make a mistake don't make excuses for them. Punish them and don't forget to reward them when they do good. Let them know that you will always be there for them no matter what they do and tell them that you love them and how special they are every single day. I think that in the busy world we live in a lot of people don't invest the time in their children that they should. That is a very sad thing because when you invest that little bit of time and effort you get so much more in return. I hope these kids get at least some jail time. Someone needs to make them be held accountable for their actions. They are old enough to know that what they did was wrong.

Mark April 8, 2008 8:58 am (Pacific time)

Sick, sick, sick! What is this world coming to.

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