Five people - including four teenagers - were arrested after kicking, punching and beating another teenager in a McDonald’s parking lot, police said, with one accused of brandishing a gun and pistol-whipping the victim’s mother.
Police arrested a 17-year-old boy for pulling the gun and pointing it toward a group of people, according to an arrest report. Terrance Miguel, 20 and Kaitlin Chin, 18, were also arrested, along with a 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy.
The incident happened Wednesday outside of the McDonald’s at 15700 SW 56th Street in Miami, according to a news release. Deputies arrived on the scene at 2:45 p.m. to find both victims with bruises and abrasions on their shoulders, head and knees.
The fight began when one suspect approached the victim, yelling and taunting him repeatedly. The teenager then tackles the victim to the ground, throwing punches and shoving him, video footage shows. The brawl escalates quickly, with a mob running toward the victim and continuing to attack him.
Police said the commotion of the fight caused a crowd to gather around the McDonald’s, creating a safety and traffic hazard. Police units arrived and tracked down a black Toyota Camry, which witnesses said was involved in the fight, according to a news release.
Deputies detained the vehicle and the five occupants, who they later arrested. They also recovered a firearm from inside the Camry.
The 17-year-old boy accused of pulling the gun later confessed to possessing and displaying the firearm. Police said all suspects were seen on cellphone video recordings. All were arrested and charged with battery, disorderly conduct and breach of police.
The victims were treated on the scene for minor injuries by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
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