A 19-year-old Ohio teen is doing her best to find her courage and stand up for herself after a brutal, ugly beating outside a north Cincinnati mall by six attackers who don’t fall far from similar adjectives. Even worse, her boyfriend at the time is the one who drove her there and threw her to the wolves.
Cheyanne Willis’ brutal, ugly attackers bound her hands, hit her, kicked her, cut her hair, and wrote threats on her forehead in eyeliner, even going so far as signing their names — all allegedly somehow over a potential car purchase.
Willis was also robbed of her purse and cell phone by the small mob made up entirely of young women (outside of Willis’ boyfriend) waging juvenile war on her, and then further humiliated when the heartless girls posted videos and pictures of their attack on Willis all over social media. However, it’s certain to most every reader who encounters this story about the vicious beating that the only people who should be humiliated in this equation are the brutes so tactless that their only recourse to rectifying what they deemed as a wrong against them was to commit hideous violence on a poor, unsuspecting teenage girl.
According to WLWT, the attack against Willis occurred Christmas Eve, allegedly leaving her with a concussion. Willis sobbed:
Willis said the girls and her now ex-boyfriend also ripped up her driver’s license and threatened to kill her if she notified the police.
Willis told local news WCPO:
I’m traumatized. I jump at every noise I hear. I don’t want to leave my mom’s side. I’m scared to show my face if I’m out, and as if that wasn’t enough, these photos have spread all over.
Willis’ former boyfriend, 20-year-old Quincy Gardner, has been charged with robbery as of Friday, and by the looks of the pictures on social media, he should also be charged for assault.
One of the girls in the mob who attacked Willis, 21-year-old Cheyenne Fisher, has also been charged, but no other arrests have been made in relation to the incident so far.
Willis, however, scared and shaken as she is, remains resolved to continue standing up for herself and speaking out against her attackers until justice has been meted out.
Willis told WCPO:
People are saying, ‘Well, go fight back.’ This is me fighting back.
Forest Park police are currently in the midst of an investigation regarding the assault and robbery.
With the less than smart move of posting the entire occurrence on social media, it shouldn’t be long before those arrests are made.