A teenager says she was jumped at random Sunday at a popular spot near the Imperial Beach Pier, and investigators are tracking every lead to try and find the two girls responsible.
The 14-year-old victim, who wished not to be identified, said she took a break from the beach around 5 p.m. and headed to the bathroom near the pier where two girls she didn’t know confronted her.
One began asking her where she was from and the other stood to the back with her phone out, apparently ready to record the violent assault that was coming next.
“I let my guard down and the girl started to hit me,” the victim said.
She fell to the floor as her assaulter grabbed her by the hair and continued the beating.
The victim was left with lumps all over, including one right behind her ear. Her mother, who also asked not to be identified, showed NBC 7 documents from two trips her daughter made to the hospital.
“Fortunately, she's fine,” the mother said. “She doesn’t have injuries on the brain, she's only got a headache."
The victim said no one stepped in to help her when the fists started flying. Even her friend who went to the bathroom with her was paralyzed with fear.
She’s thankful she's OK, but she’s still haunted by the beating.
“I feel scared to go out alone,” she said. “I'm scared all the time it might happen again or they might do it to other people.”
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department did not provide any information regarding possible suspects and said the investigation is ongoing.