Several Attacked By Mob Of Teenagers In City’s Spring Garden Neighborhood

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It was a sudden and violent attack from out of nowhere for no reason.

“A girl from that group yells to us ‘run’ like they were going to kick our [expletive]. At that moment, one kid punches my friend in the face,” victim Rajiv Sainath said.

Another victim, 27-year-old Emily Guendelsberger, was trampled.

Her broken tibia will require screws to be surgically implanted in her leg, according to her boyfriend Rajiv Sainath, who was also stomped in the face.

You can still see a footprint mark on his forehead.

“We all got knocked down and they were kicking us and punching us on the ground for a little bit,” Sainath said.

At about 9:30 p.m., right at Broad and Green streets, Rajiv, Emily and six others were walking when they were confronted by dozens, maybe even a 100 teens, who were heading south down Broad Street.

For no apparent reason, some of the teens went wild and started to attack.

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The Saturday night mob is startling to people who live, and walk through the neighborhood just north of Spring Garden.

“A lot of the people will say ‘where are the parents?’ But it’s obviously not okay to physically assault somebody. So you also have to wonder where are the kids developing this sense of right and wrong,” Annie Aeri said.

“For them to do something like that is just being a bully. It’s just being a punk,” Dave Sexton said.

Guendelsberger is the city editor of the A.V. Club. While she recovers in the hospital, her colleagues at the A.V. Club are accepting donations to help her with her medical bills. To donate, CLICK HERE.

Police have checked surveillance cameras in the area, but so far have had no luck. No arrests have been made.

Reported by Todd Quinones, CBS 3

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  • Bondpit

    Somebody needs to go “Death WIsh” on these punks.

  • Hater

    These punks should be held until their fathers come and get them. In most cases, that would be a life sentence.

  • suburapha

    Broad and Green? Ben Franklin H.S. is right there–’nuff said… Sheesh, don’t these morons know you don’t go north of Srping Garden unless you’re ready to rock and roll? I lived just north of there in the late 70s. It’s a rough area and from my recent visits to the area it hasn’t changed much except a few stupid liberal morons who don’t realize that poor A-As hate them have moved in here and there. These wolfpacks, as they were known then, ran amok frequently inthe 70s in Philly and NYC. A dose ofRizzo is what’s needed.

  • rengaw9

    One of the victems appears to be of near eastern asian decent. If the attcking mob used any racial slurs this should be concidered a federal hate crime and be investigated by the FBI. Not swept under the carpet as were the racial incidents at Southern High School.

  • Ric

    If that happened to me, I would start shooting.

  • angel

    If you would have put one of those punks through a window and they were under 18 you would be charged with child endangerment/abuse. Either way the punks win.

  • sempis

    video games are not responsible for this behavior………This type of animal behavior can only be curbed one way…..”ACCOUNTABILITY(!)”……But that would mean having parents standing next to these upstanding citizens, and prosecuting them to the full extent of the law……Do you really think a formal, “bad boy, bad…bad boy,” and picking up a few trash bags(community service) is going to remedy the problem?

  • Bill H

    They are cowards they have to use guns or mobs to confront someone. One on one without a weapon they run like mice.

  • TT

    People are afraid to correct their children the good old fashion way in fear that will get charged for abuse… Respect went out the window!

  • Francis Graff

    On Sunday morning I saw at least fifteen police cars at 33rd. and diamond sts. It was about the night shooting they had up there. On any given day, I can find cops sitting in restaurants for more than an hour. Ever go to an event on the parkway’s, and see hundreds standing around. Why aren’t these resources being deployed in a better manner to protect everyone. I am considering a run for city council, and as aex cop with knowledge of rules, will make this a priority. So if your reading this ramsey, better start earning that extra money, because the supervisdion out on the streets is inexcusable. And the summer is just starting.

  • martin

    animals, and they wonder why they are hated.

  • W Power

    There is a “criminal element” that’s very evident. A show of force is necessary, to get these animals under control. Political correctness must go out the window. Repeat offenders, should be DEAD offenders!

  • johan

    They are getting the ideas from those violent games our conservative court say are OK to sell to minors

    • Rob

      The decision was 7-2 with the 2 being the two most conservative members of the court. All five liberals voted in favor of the video companies.

      • Dan

        Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good liberal comment.
        johan is just a typical liberal idiot…
        Consider the source.

      • Ban-Ho

        you are moronic if you think Breyer is a conservative

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