Transgender woman beaten until she had a seizure in a Baltimore McDonalds (Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 18 April 2011)


Two teenagers brutally attacked a transgender woman in a Baltimore-area McDonald's restaurant on April 18 2011. A cell phone video of the beating went viral on the Internet.

Teonna Brown, 18, pleaded guilty on state assault and hate crime charges in the beating of Chrissy Lee Polis, 22, at the Rosedale, Md., restaurant and she was given a 5 year prison sentence. A 14-year-old girl, whose identity was not released because of her age, also admitted responsibility in juvenile court.

Polis was attacked when she emerged from the bathroom at the restaurant.