Teens punch, 'curb stomp' 14-year-old girl at northside Goodwill, police say

Victim found in pool of blood with broken nose

MADISON, Wis. - Police described a chaotic and violent scene inside a Madison Goodwill store Tuesday night after two teens "viciously attacked" a 14-year-old girl, according to a news release from the Madison Police Department. 

Shoppers told police that the victim was knocked to the floor by a punch to the head and then the teens were punching and "curb stomping" the helpless victim.

When police arrived, they found the victim in a pool of blood falling in and out of consciousness. At one point she yelled, "I'm going to die," according to the release. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of a possible concussion and a broken nose. 

Police arrested two girls, ages 15 and 16, on charges of substantial battery and disorderly contact. Both teens were taken to the Juvenile Reception Center. 

Officials said two shoppers caused the suspects to run off. A 74-year-old Madison woman yelled at the teens and told them to stop and a 31-year-old Waunakee woman shouted for someone to call 911 and intervened. 

The assault took place around 5 p.m. at the Goodwill on North Sherman Avenue, officials said. 

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