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Hate crime charges in McDonald’s beating

TOWSON — A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted two teens in a beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald’s restaurant that was caught on video.

The indictment returned Monday charges Teonna Brown with assault and hate crime in the attack on Chrissy Lee Polis at the restaurant last month. She is also charged with assaulting a customer and a McDonald’s employee who tried to intervene.

A 14-year-old girl is facing the same charges in juvenile court. Both are being held.

A videotape of the April 18 beating posted online shows a woman being attacked repeatedly while an employee and customer try to stop them and the woman apparently having a seizure.

The State’s Attorney’s office says after a review of the evidence, no one else will be charged.


  1. that is only half of what’s right. Charge the other “animal” as an adult!!!

  2. Excuse me? A “Hate” crime? This is just a STUPID concept! Charge them with attempted murder plain and simple!

  3. I don’t care what you charge them with. I say just lock them up & throw away the key. We don’t need people like those 2 out in society.