[Ed. – The station is forthcoming on every ugly detail of this story except for the assailant’s race, which isn’t mentioned at all.]
A 13-year-old boy is under arrest, accused of attacking a mother and her teenage son as they walked home from school with the woman’s 1-year-old daughter in a stroller in New Jersey last week.
Authorities say the assault occurred around 5 p.m. on June 19, on Lexington Avenue near the intersection with Monroe Street in Passaic.
“My son, he can’t sleep, and I don’t sleep,” Beronica Ruiz said. “Because I am very worried.”
Ruiz and her 12-year-old son were walking with the stroller when the juvenile suspect approached them.
Police say that when Ruiz stepped in front of the teen, he struck her, causing her to temporarily lose consciousness and fall to the sidewalk.
“I told the guy, ‘Stop, don’t bother my son,'” she said. “And the child said to me, ‘Shut up,’ … and punched me.”
The mother of three was left with fractures in her face, a bruised and bloodshot eye, and crippling emotional trauma.
(h/t Andy Ngo)