The fight took place around 3 p.m. Thursday at the franchise on Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn.READ MORE: Campaign 2021: Early Voting Begins In New Jersey And New York City
Teenage girls can be seen on the video punching and pulling each other’s hair and rolling around on the floor for several minutes, while the man capturing the brawl on video narrates.
“I’m in pain. Serious bad pain. My body hurts. My eyes hurt,” victim Elizabeth Ballinger said.
A man can be seen stepping into the fray trying to break it up.
“Back up. Do not fight,” the man says.
That’s followed by some back and forth shoving, and the man appears to throw a punch, at which point the crowd turns on him and he is mobbed by teens throwing punches.
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Another woman can be seen beating a girl on the floor of the McDonald’s.
The man runs out of the McDonald’s and the video’s narrator can be heard shouting: “Kill him! Why’re you not killing him? Y’all gotta kill that old n—-! Y’all gotta kill him! Kill him! Kill him! Kill him right now! Kill him right now! Kill him!”
The man who stepped in, Iver Whittingham, spoke exclusively with CBS2’s Ilana Gold.
“I have never been beaten like that in my entire life. It’s a tragedy,” he said.
After a trip to the hospital and a giant knot on his head, he said he didn’t regret getting involved.
“I have a daughter and I think if something like that happened I would hope someone would do that for my daughter,” Whittingham said.READ MORE: NYPD: 23-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death During Lower East Side Robbery
Ballinger said she knows the perpetrator, but wouldn’t say what prompted the melee. Police sources said they have the 16-year-old in custody.
“I was thinking why is she attacking me? Why is she hitting me? I blacked out,” she said.
Ballinger and her family couldn’t be more grateful that Whittingham tried to help.
“He’s a hero. He’s gotta get a good Samaritan award for that,” Ballinger’s father said.