Mom Attacked After Asking Rowdy Teens to Settle Down at the Movies (VIDEO)

A Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania woman got her face broken on Easter Sunday by a group of rowdy teens, who were allegedly pissed that she had shushed them in a movie theater. Cindy Santamaria-Williams is now offering a $500 reward for anyone who can turn in video footage of the attack, which occurred at the Stroud Mall on April 5.


Santamaria-Williams says she took her teenage son, nephew, mother, and sister-in-law to see Fast and Furious 7 on Easter, but was unable to enjoy the movie thanks to three "rowdy young women" who were being loud and obnoxious.

She said, "I turned around and I asked them very politely to please quiet down a bit 'cause my mom couldn't hear the movie." After that, the young women apparently kicked the backs of their seats, and called them names.

After the movie, the family got a refund for their tickets when they complained to management, who "knew exactly who [they] were talking about," claimed Santamaria-Williams.

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That should have been the end of it, but terror awaited them outside the theater. Waiting for her were at least two of the women from the movie, plus six or seven other women and two men. She believes they were all between the ages of 18 to 20.

Santamaria-Williams recalled, "They started yelling what are you looking at? What the F you looking at Bs?"

Then one of them allegedly yelled, "When one swings, we all swing."

"At that point someone punched me in the face, pulled me from behind, I fell on the ground. They kicked me in the face. I have a broken bone in my eye socket," the victim stated.

There is surveillance video of the alleged attackers, and Stroud Area Regional Police are asking anyone who recognizes them to call 570-421-6800.

What an awful thing to have happen to you! These kids weren't just rude, they were violent. No one should have to fear polite confrontation in public when someone is behaving badly. I hope they catch the perpetrators and charge them accordingly. As a mom, the last thing I want to worry about is thugs waiting to beat me up when I take my kids to the movies.

Does this make you afraid to stand up for yourself in public?


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