Mother of McDonald's attack victim meets woman who helped
The mother of the transgendered woman who was beaten in a Rosedale McDonald's met with Vicky Thoms, the only person to try and stop the attack that was videotaped by a restaurant employee. They met at a rally Monday night to support the victim (picture by The Sun's Gene Sweeney Jr).
"I'll never forget you for this," Renee Polis told Vicky Thoms, who was hit in the face as she stepped between Chrissy Polis and the two teens who were caught on video punching and kicking Polis, and dragging her by her hair until Polis appears to have a seizure.
The Sun's Nick Madigan and Erica L. Green report today on why Thoms stepped in and why police have thus far charged the suspects with assault, but not hate crimes. Baltimore County's top prosecutor said his office is reviewing the case and could add more charges later.