New York — Cops are hunting five teenage girls accused of pummeling a Wendy’s employee in a Queens attack that was posted on YouTube.
The gang of girls punched, kicked and slapped Michelle Ortiz, 42, in a wild melee in the Hillside Ave. fast-food joint in Queens Village on Jan. 21, cops said.
Ortiz, a single mother of five, suffered a concussion in the 5 p.m. beatdown.
“Animals acted better than they acted that night,” Ortiz told the Daily News. “They just kept hitting and hitting and hitting and kicking and punching me in the head. I was defenseless.”
In the shocking cell phone video, Ortiz is seen confronting a mob of young people inside the eatery. Then, someone hurls food at her, and seconds later, the girls pounce.