A student was kicked and stamped on by a mob of 40 teenagers who set upon her at random as she walked through a university campus.
Christina Lauletta was badly bruised after the incident, which was one of several on Temple University campus on Friday night committed by up to 100 teenagers.
Four people have been arrested after packs of between 20 and 100 people were seen moving around the campus for two hours, injuring six students and one university police officer.
A 15-year-old boy is also accused of punching a police horse in the face.
Joe Lauletta wrote on Facebook that his daughter and two male friends we attacked by 30 to 40 teenagers.
He added: ‘This happened after they got off the subway at Broad and Cecil B Moore. These sick animals held her down and kicked and stomped on her repeatedly.
Thank god, the people from the pizza place intervened. They arrested 2 people at the scene.’
‘I have not let Christina out of my sight, she is resting. Every part of her body is badly bruised, it makes me cry just thinking about it. No broken bones.’
Two people have been arrested for aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and robbery over the attacks, Philly.com reported.
A 15-year-old boy has also reportedly been charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest, and a further 15-year-old has been charged with assaulting a police service animal.
Temple campus safety director Charles Leone told WPVI students were not targeted specifically.
He said, ‘It’s very concerning that you can get a group of juveniles to pull together that quickly and some become violent.’