Police say they caught two teenagers who had posted video of themselves online intentionally driving into pedestrians in Seattle, Washington.
They say a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were responsible for the horrific attacks on or around November 26.
The first victim was a female who was struck near 107th and Aurora Avenue North at 1:50 a.m. Police said surveillance video showed bystanders come to her aid.
The second victim was struck as he was walking in the bus lane at Aurora Avenue North, and the video showed him flying over the hood of the car.
Police said they devoted a lot of effort and resources to identifying the suspects because the attacks were so horrific.
In one of the videos, a female can be heard saying, “Hit this b****, hit this b****!”
The driver and passenger laughed maniacally after hitting the pedestrian and then cursed at the victim as they drove away.
The second video also captured them laughing again at the victim.
Police had been unsuccessful in identifying the victims despite devoting countless hours sifting through records. After the videos were released to the public, the victims came forward to police and admitted they had been seriously injured.
They also determined that both vehicles used in the attacks had been stolen and were later recovered.
On Thursday, police arrested the two teenagers, and they were booked into the Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center.
The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office found enough probable cause to charge the boy with two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of felony hit and run with injury, and possession of a stolen vehicle. The younger girl was charged with found probable cause for two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of taking a motor vehicle without permission.
Here’s more about the arrests:
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