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Woman Attacked By Group Of Teenagers After She 'Shushed' Them At A Movie Theater

| by Jonathan Constante
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A Pennsylvania woman and her sister-in-law were attacked by a group of teenagers after she asked them to keep it down during a movie.

Cindy Santamaria-Williams suffered a broken eye socket and is covered in bruises after the alleged attack on Easter Sunday, WPXI reports.

Santamaria-Williams told WPXI that she “shushed” three teenage girls in a movie theater during the screening of "Furious 7." She said the teens were cursing loudly.

The unidentified teens then reportedly waited for Santamaria-Williams outside of the theater and attacked her.

Santamaria-Williams recalled someone declaring, “When one swings, we all swing.”

“They immediately jumped on me and knocked me to the ground, punched me in the face,” Santamaria-Williams said.

Investigators are currently searching for the teenagers responsible for the attack and said that they will face assault charges if caught.

Authorities plan on using mall surveillance camera footage to try and identify the suspects. Santamaria-Williams said she would have no problem recognizing them in a lineup.

“They were in my face,” Santamaria-Williams said. “Their face is in my head. If I see them again or in a lineup, I know exactly who they are.”

The victim’s sister-in-law was also hurt during the attack but the extent of her injuries is unknown at the moment.

Stroud Area Regional Police Chief William Parish offered his condolences to Santamaria-Williams and assured her that his department is determined to bring her attackers to justice.

“When you go to the movies, you don’t need to be at risk to have your family endangered, and we’re talking about even Easter Sunday, you know, to come out and be engaged like this,” Parish said.

Sources: WPXI, Daily Mail

Photo Credit : WPXI Screenshot via Daily Mail