A 17-year-old Philadelphia teen was beaten on her way to school when she accidentally bumped into a man on a trolley with her backpack.
The victim, who was only identified as Shay, said she was headed to school on a trolley around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Numerous times during the trip, her backpack bumped into the man behind her. The man complained several times. Angered, the man pulled her hat off of her head and threw it on the ground.
When Shay bent down to pick up the hat, the man threw his arm back and made a fist. Shay attempted to defend herself as the man began beating her. In a video captured by another passenger, the man can be seen punching the girl in the face at least two times. He reportedly got off the trolley soon after and fled.
According to Shay, the driver of the trolley did not react to the beating while it was taking place.
The teen suffered a swollen eye, bruising, and a potential broken nose from the incident. Authorities are now searching for the suspect, and hope that a SEPTA security camera will help to identify him.