A teenage girl was filmed being viciously beaten by two other girls – one of them her best friend – after her supposed pal lured to a local park in Texas, according to police and the shocking video.
Maya Tremillo, 17, suffered a concussion, several cuts to her face and a sprained ankle after the shocking beating at Clifton City Park on April 18 by Savannah Walker, 17, and 17-year-old Ahliah Vestal, the Clifton Police Department said.
A third unidentified suspect, who filmed the beatdown and posted it to Snapchat, was also taken into custody and charges are pending.
On the day of the fight, Tremillo was told by Vestal – her best friend – to bring back some shoes she had previously borrowed, which the victim reportedly thought was an odd request, according to her mother.
But when Tremillo made it to the park and approached Vestal’s car, she was suddenly and blindly jumped by Walker coming out of the vehicle, local authorities confirmed.
‘[Walker] jumped out of the car and the other girl that was filming her also jumped out of the car with her phone, and then [Walker] started yelling at Maya,’ Julie Kross – Tremillo’s mother – told The US Sun.
‘Maya turned away to go back to her car and [Walker] hit her in the back of the head and just jumped on her and started beating her,’ she added.
Maya Tremillo, 17, was lured to a local park in Clifton, Texas, by her best friend, where she was beaten up while being recorded on Snapchat
She suffered several scratches to her face as well as a sprained ankle and a concussion from the attack
Ahliah Vestal, 17, had asked Tremillo to meet her at a local park to get back shoes that her best friend had previously borrowed. She was charged with aggravated assault
Savannah Walker, 17, mainly assaulted Tremillo in the fight. She was also arrested for aggravated assault and is considered the ‘primary attacker’ in the fight
Police didn’t budge on Tremillo’s claims that she was being threatened online and in-person before the fight on April 18
Before the night of the fight, Tremillo and her mother had filed a police report against Walker, claiming in-person and online threats of alleged harassments.
‘They were threatening to beat her up and said ‘you better watch your back, we’re gonna kick your ass,” Kross further said. ”It scared her and it scared me so we filed a police report.’
Police reportedly told Tremillo and her worried mother that there was little they could do to handle the harassment claims, as no evidence of a crime having been committed had surfaced.
The victim’s mother also said that Walker had told Tremillo during the fight to ‘go file a report on that now.’
The brawl at the park stemmed from arguments between the girls over a boy, Kross added. She declined to reveal more over the incident.
A video that circulated online shows the two teenage perpetrators attacking Tremillo after one of them posted recordings of the fight onto her Snapchat story. Several selfies of Walker from that night were also shared.
One of them was captioned: ‘Talk your fu****g s**t now b***h!!!’
Another selfie was sent along with the threat: ‘Keep my cousins name and my name out your f*****g mouth b***h don’t play with me.’
A third read: ‘I’m okay guys untouched as always.’
In response to the explicit footage shared on its platform, Snapchat said: ‘Using Snapchat to share videos of someone being attacked is strictly against our rules. We encourage people to report harmful content to us immediately through our in-app tools. Even though Snaps disappear, we are still able to review reported content so we can investigate and take appropriate action.’
The selfie-based app added that it is currently reviewing the shared content before taking any further steps.
Tremillo was taken to a local hospital after being found at the park, where she was treated for a sprained ankle and a concussion, Kross revealed.
However, Tremillo is having a harder time coming to terms with what happened than physically recuperating, her mother pointed out.
‘She’s obviously very traumatized, very depressed and I’m really worried about her emotionally,’ Kross shared.
‘[Maya] is constantly looking over her shoulder and jumps when a car drives by. Physically, she’s gonna heal, but I know the emotional things are gonna take longer,’ she added.
Although the two attackers have not received sentencing, Kross said she hopes Walker’s anger issues will be addressed through potential counseling.
‘But I do also hope there are consequences and they’re serious enough to help them wake up and not do anything like this again,’ she further said.
‘I just hope the court system works and the judges will make a decision on what best to do with these girls.’
Both Walker and Vestal are currently released on bond, which has not yet been publicly disclosed.
Clifton High School, where all three girls are students, said it will soon decide on appropriate disciplinary measures against the juveniles and that it will also address the incident to those who were present and watched the fight.
Meanwhile, Maya, who is expected to complete high school in May, will wrap up her senior year from home after recommendations from doctors.