Ginger Slepski, a 32-year-old white woman from Pittsburgh, says she was attacked by four black teenagers this past weekend on Pittsburgh’s north side after one of the girls threw a bottle at her car, according to a New York Daily News report on Wednesday. The woman say, based on the racial slurs that the girls shouted, that the attack was definitely racially-motivated.
After the bottle was flung at her car, Slepski says she got mad and confronted he girls. She thought the girls were most likely in their early twenties when she got out of her car and asked the girls what their problem was. Turns out that the girls were only 14, 15, and 16 years of age.
WXPI-TV reported that one girl yelled, “Shut up, white (expletive),” while another yelled, “Get that white (expletive).” Then the girls did just that. Slepski said the four girls had their hands in her hair and were pulling as they knocked her to the ground and piled on her. They also kicked her head into the concrete. Besides the cuts, scratches and bruises, her shoulder is torn up to the point she cannot go back to work as an electrician at this time.
The girls continued to beat her even though a nearby woman said she was calling the police. Thanks to a man who eventually intervened, the mother of two daughters was rescued from the attack. Slepski says she thought the four black teens would have killed her if he hadn’t stepped in.
The four girls were arrested and charged with robbery and ethnic intimidation.