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Mom Beaten In Front Of Toddler Claims Assault Was Over A Joke [Video]

 

A New Jersey woman is speaking out after a video of her being beaten by a McDonald’s employee in front of her toddler son went viral. The woman says the incident happened over a joke that the assailant took far more seriously than the victim intended.

Salem resident Catherine Ferreira, 27, spoke with the South Jersey Times about the assault, which she says happened after she visited a McDonald’s she once worked to speak with some friends weeks ago. During the visit, she made a joke that the alleged assailant, LaTia Harris, 25, and a McDonald’s manager were a couple.

Ferreira claims Harris stalked her via phone for weeks over the joke, which led to the beating assault on Tuesday in front of her 2-year-old son, Xzavion Ortiz. Harris was on duty at the fast food restaurant and Ferreira was walking home on a path behind the building when Harris went on the offensive. The boy tried to get Harris to stop hitting his mother, and was the only person among all the videotaping bystanders to intervene in the assault.

From South Jersey Times:

“I have to wake up like this now,” Ferreira said. “I have school to go to and all of this over a fight … and the fight is over stupidity — nothing is worth any of this. No job, no guy is worth any of this … she really did a number on me. For nothing. Over nothing.”

Ferreira suffered a broken nose, limited vision in her left eye and several contusions. Harris also threatened to shoot Ferreira during the beating. Although the bystanders did nothing to aid her, Ferreira said she doesn’t want the public blaming them as they were just “kids” and not “monsters” for standing around.

Salem police are searching for Harris, who has not reported back to work as of Thursday. They are seeking to charge Harris with aggravated assault and for making terroristic threats.

Hit the jump to see the video. A warning: the clip features physical violence.

[Gothamist]

Photo: YouTube

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  • Far Gone

    By far NOT the way to handle things; HOWEVER people need to realize that you can’t play around with someone’s livelihood!

    • ♚A. R.♚(

      Welp if she was worried about her livelihood she need not worry anymore once Ronald McDonald see’s the tape she’s through not mention the police came looking for her up at Mickey D’s!

    • Marcia Jones

      can’t play around with someone’s livelihood? that is the dumbest thing said yet. Her livelihood was not threatened by innuendo that she was dating the manager.

  • Oakland

    I think she is really g@y and got angry when it was exposed. No way you beat someone like that.

    • Jay Lamont

      OR, OR….HEAR ME OUT.
      THE CAUCASIAN FEMALE JUST MESSED WITH THE WRONG 1.
      CAUCASIANS FEEL THEY CAN JUST SAY ANYTHING TO BLACKS.
      AND LIKE IT WUZ REPORTED…THE SNOW HOE HAD PREVIOUSLY WORKED @ MCDONALDS.
      MAYBE SHE WUZ ALWAYS POPPING OFF @ THE MOUTH & IT CAUGHT UP TO HER.
      ALOT OF FOLKS TALK CRUD BUT CAN’T FIGHT.
      AND NOWADAYS U CAN’T RUN UR MOUTH & THEN MOSEY ALONG LIKE ITS ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD.
      AND THAT’S PROBABLY WHY THE PASTY FACE CHICK WASN’T EMPLOYED THERE ANY MORE.
      U DEFENDING A CAUCASIAN FEMALE LIKE SHE`S AUTOMATICALLY A VIC.
      GOSSIP & SLANDER CAUSED HER BEATDOWN.
      THE BLKS SHE GOSSIPED ABOUT WERE THE INITIAL VICS, NEVER FORGET THAT TID BIT OF INFO

      • kylesan

        Shut your face chimp.

      • Jay Lamont

        U SPEAK CHIMP…OOOHHH THAT’S A RARITY.
        #U UNDERSTAND MY GIBBERISH

      • Jay Lamont

        OH PICK MY TICKS

      • Marcia Jones

        Stop shouting will you. dumb excuse

      • Jay Lamont

        CAPS LOCK DAY
        #CAUCASIAN FAIL

  • ♚A. R.♚(

    Was The Manager a man or women because they took that extremely personal she gave that lady a McA$$whippin!

    • Jay Lamont

      WUT DIFFERENCE DOES THAT MK?
      CAUCASIAN FOLKS NEED TO LEAVE ALL BLKS ALONE.
      MAYBE THE BLK CHICK`S BLK ANCESTORS SPIRITS POSSESSED HER BODY & WHOOPED THE PALE FACE CHICK JUST LIKE THEY WOULD GET BEATEN FOR 100`S OF YRZ IN FRONT OF THEIR BLK SMALL CHILDREN.
      #LEAP FROG LEAP

      • ♚A. R.♚(

        Great rant only problem is it’s been said several times the woman wasn’t white. And from the sounds of her and her son’s last name I take it she’s Hispanic. The thing I can agree with is people need to leave people alone she could have came to visit her friends and former co workers without putting this ladies,name in her mouth. Well the lady who handed out the a$$ whooping one the battle but she about to lose the war.

      • kylesan

        Maybe your black ancestors could possess you with their ability to work. Ever think of that nappy?

      • Jay Lamont

        HAPPY TO BE NAPPY
        #I SM€LL LIKE WATERMELON

  • Jay Lamont

    NO1 HELPED CUZ SHE WUZ A BIG MOUTH CAUCASIAN.
    #FREE VALUE MEAL BEATDOWN

    • kylesan

      You’d know all about free value hand outs hey?

      • Jay Lamont

        YEP.
        AS I RECALL U TOLD ME ALL ABOUT IT WHEN I GAVE U SPARE CHANGE THIS PAST SUNDAY
        #I SAVED U WITH ¢.23

  • Lamb

    That joke nearly cost the woman her job. Still, a beating is uber disproportional. Whatever happened to shouting insults at people?

    • Jack Schitt

      True.

    • Jay Lamont

      BOOOOO

    • Marcia Jones

      HOW did it almost cost her her job?

  • Jay Lamont

    NO1 CARES…PERIOD.

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