MORENO VALLEY (CBSLA) – Teenage girls who were caught on camera violently throwing objects at McDonald’s employees in Moreno Valley after being asked to leave the children’s play area are taking responsibility for the incident.

“We’re very remorseful. We’re very embarrassed,” said one of the girls’ mother Shauntee Smith.

She recorded herself and another mother taking two of the girls involved into the police department to hold their daughter’s accountable for their actions.

“I was pretty upset, so I came down on her pretty hard when I seen it, and she was crying,” Smith said.

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“I guess when I walked away it started getting worse and worse,” her daughter said.

The 17-year-old was seen in a video pulling her friend out of the McDonald’s during the fight that started when a 28-year-old mother asked the group of teens to leave the kid’s clubhouse where her two- and five-year-old daughters were playing.

“We were trying to tell them to calm down and leave us alone,” said the woman, who didn’t want to be identified.

The girls involved wanted to explain their side of the story.

“We were out of character, but it was for a cause,” one of the girls said.

The pair said what the viral video didn’t show is that the fight only turned physical after the woman’s father grabbed one of them by the chest and hit her.

“He took off on her like she was his age. Like she was a man,” the girls said.

But the woman said the girls were the aggressors, and her dad never hit them. She admitted he tried to hold onto one of them to wait for police, but she said that was after they had already thrown drinks on them.

“I feel like it was us and them,” one of the girls said.

The girls said everyone involved should share the blame, but they’re the only ones getting blasted with thousands of offensive comments.

“She’s still getting called ghetto, ratchet, it even got racial,” Smith said.

Police confirmed they met with the girls, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Comments (6)
  1. Nate Lazarus says:

    You can take the girl out of the hood….but can’t take the hood out of the girl.

  2. Tena Kay Michel says:

    They don’t sound remorseful to me. They’re only there because Mommy made them, but they’re still trying to blame their actions on the family, who were only trying to protect their small children. If they’re still unable to take responsibility for their actions (or control their anger) at 17, then they’ll cause more trouble in the future. Won’t surprise me at all when they’re back in the news someday, after being arrested for assault–or worse.

  3. Not presented to the viewer was the mentioned ‘ remorse ‘. Conversely, and in no need of prior warning and mention, is the typical playing of the race card, blame, and levels of no personal accountability that are now begging a new definition. Anyway, I don’t go where these people go, and the quality of my life has been rewarded as a result.

  4. Al Gonzalez says:

    Fast food restaurants are becoming a battle ground but whats wrong being in the kids play area even at their teenage years of age. They should not have been told anything by the kids mother.

  5. Umberto Cellini says:

    >”We’re very remorseful. We’re very embarrassed…We were out of character…the woman’s father grabbed one of them…I feel like it was us and them…everyone involved should share the blame…it even got racial”

    Sounds like the perps are typically taking ZERO responsibility. The usual Amish response.


    >”no arrests have been made”

    Because they were Amish?


  6. fipplepop says:

    What? Amish? Do you understand what you just said? Nobody else does.

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