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Girls Busted for Allegedly Jumping Joggers

The victims were allegedly sprayed in the face with mace

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    Two joggers were allegedly assaulted in a Delaware Park earlier this month by a pack of juveniles who were off from school for Columbus Day.

    On Thursday, three girls -- two 13 year olds and a 14 year old -- were turned themselves in for allegedly being part of the Columbus Day attack pack, Wilmington Police said.

    The girls each face two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault and two counts of conspiracy.

    Police zeroed in on the juveniles after some of the girls, who are all classmates at Moyer Academy, possibly ratted each other out, police said.

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    None of the girls were identified since they are minors.

    They are accused in two attacks that happened just minutes apart at N Park Drive and N Van Buren Street on Oct. 11.

    In the first attack a 26-year-old woman was jogging past the Brandywine Zoo around 5, when she was approached by a group of kids between the ages of 12 and 18, police said.

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    One of the juveniles sprayed her in the face with mace while another hit her head, shoulders and chest, cops said. 

    The attack ended when several witnesses -- who were driving by at the time of the assault -- came to her aid, authorities said. The victim suffered minor injuries.

    Police later learned that about five minutes before the woman was attacked, the same group approached a 36-year-old jogger.

    Luckily, the man had on sunglasses and didn't feel the full effects of the toxic mist when he was maced. He cleaned himself up before reporting the incident to police.

    The girls arrested were released to their guardians, police said. 

    Police still expect to charge two more girls for taking part in the attacks, they said.


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