Rick Ritter, CBS Baltimore, October 31, 2017
Just a day after WJZ brought you a story about a New Jersey family of 10 being attacked by a group of teens at the Inner Harbor, another family shares their horrifying story.
Two attacks on the same night at the Inner Harbor. The family of the victims are only sharing their stories with WJZ.
Lying in a hospital bed with no sight out of his one eye. It’s a horrifying ordeal Trashel Maye says no mother should ever have to endure.
The night of October 21, a Saturday night out for the 18-year-old victim and his friends, turned out to be a night of bloodshed when they were bombarded by a group of teens.
“He heard screaming, they didn’t know what was going on. These kids walked up to them, hit my son’s friend first in the back of my head, and then my son said one of them came up to him and was trying to hit him, and he was trying to move, but they got him in the eye,” Maye said.
Her son, who doesn’t want to be identified, was left hospitalized and rattled.
“He couldn’t go to school or work cause he couldn’t see out of his eye,” she said. “His eye was closed for days.”
Police say the Inner Harbor is already flooded with cops on a daily basis, but they can’t have officers on every corner.
While the entire city tries to get a hold on the random attacks, these victims say it’s the last time they’ll visit the heart of Baltimore.
“It’s going to affect them economically, probably because people will avoid the area,” Maye said. “This is the first time my son has ever asked to go outside of Harford County and to the Inner Harbor, and it will be the last time. I’ll never let him go back. Never.”