Finally, Sharkeisha Arrested for Brutal Attack on Friend Captured in Viral Video
A 17-year-old girl became an infamous Internet sensation recently after a video of her sucker punching a friend went viral two weeks ago. The victim, ShaMichael Manuel, had a busted lip, and two black eyes, leaving us wondering, why hasn’t the other girl been arrested? The New York Daily News says she finally has.
The Harris County sheriff’s office in Texas wasn’t able to identify the girl because she’s a minor, but her face has been seen more than 12 million times, so it’s not like anybody’s surprised. The girl was arrested on charges of assault with bodily injury. ShaMichael and her mother pressed charges against the girl. Olevia Henderson, ShaMichael’s mother, says she isn’t angry at Sharkeisha but does want the girl to know it’s not okay to jump friends or to videotape it and put it on World Star Hip-Hop.
Henderson also wants the girl who actually posted the video (her daughter identified her as Shelby in an interview with HuffPost Live) to be charged, but it’s unclear if that will actually be possible under current laws. We hope something happens to that girl, though, because she was definitely a part of what made things so hard for ShaMichael. The Internet went crazy making memes making fun of her. Isn’t it humiliating enough to have your best friend jump you?