Weeks after a 13-year-old girl was brutally attacked at a Los Angeles McDonald’s, police have detained a suspect.
Ariana Lauifi, a 31-year-old suspect, was taken into custody on Wednesday in Harbour City. She is being detained on felony child abuse charges.
Arrest Made in Brutal Attack on 13-Year-Old at Los Angeles McDonald’s
On September 6th, the assault took place at a McDonald’s on Lomita Boulevard in Harbour City. Kassidy Jones, the victim, was leaving the restaurant with her friends when Lauifi walked up to her and began yelling at her.
Jones was then struck in the face by Lauifi, who then punched her to the ground. Then Lauifi repeatedly kicked Jones in the head and the stomach.
Jones’ companions attempted to stop Lauifi from attacking Jones, but she disregarded them.
Before police came, Lauifi fled the area after a witness to the assault dialled 911.
Jones was sent to a nearby hospital with critical wounds. She was later allowed to leave the hospital and is now recuperating at home.
Community members are relieved by Lauifi’s arrest. She is a dangerous person who shouldn’t be let to hurt other people.
LAPD Thanks Public for Help in Locating Suspect in Brutal Attack on 13-Year-Old
The Los Angeles Police Department expresses gratitude to the public for helping to find Lauifi. In addition, they are pleading with anyone who may have information to come forward.
LAPD Captain Brian Newberry said, “We are appreciative to the community for their assistance in locating this dangerous individual. “We are dedicated to bringing violent criminals to justice.”
This incident serves as a reminder of the necessity for community watchfulness. All of us need to be conscious of our surroundings. And be ready to step in if we notice anything odd. Additionally, we must cooperate to hold violent criminals accountable for their deeds.