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Teen Who Stomped Girl's Head Charged With Gang Assault, Police Say

By  Gwynne Hogan and Murray Weiss | March 13, 2015 3:09pm 

 In the video, a group of girls gather around another who they punch and shove around the circle while a crowd watches.
In the video, a group of girls gather around another who they punch and shove around the circle while a crowd watches.
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BROOKLYN — The 16-year-old girl caught on video stomping on another girl's head during a brutal brawl inside a Flatbush McDonald's was charged with gang assault and robbery on Thursday.

Aniah Ferguson, a student at Erasmus Hall High School, was one of several girls involved in a vicious melee that took place on Monday as school let out. The group of teens, surrounded by a gaggle of onlookers, punched, kicked and shoved another girl who ended the battle cowered on the ground with her hands shielding her head.

Ferguson, one of a number of girls who took shots at the victim, lost her shirt during the melee and can be seen in the video wearing only her bra, stomping on the victim's head.

Ferguson also took the victim's bag, makeup, phone and jacket, and slapped her with robbery charges on top of assault, Police said.

The teen has been arrested six times before, often for violent behavior, police said.

On Sept. 22, Ferguson punched a woman in the ear and the back of the neck, according to the NYPD.

On Sept. 28, police slapped Ferguson with petty larceny charges after they say she stole three watches from a friend.

She beat up her grandmother on Oct. 14, police said. Then Ferguson violated an order of protection that her grandmother had against her twice after, accounting for two more arrests, police said.

Just a few weeks before the McDonald's incident, on Feb. 3, Ferguson was arrested after stabbing her brother in the arm with a knife following a verbal dispute, police said.

In that attack, she was charged with assault, attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment, police said.

Police said they are still investigating the McDonald's brawl and are on the hunt for others who may have been involved.

Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams, the owner of the McDonald's at 943 Flatbush Ave. and community advocate Tony Herbert have put up a $3,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with the names of others involved.

Bail was set at $250,000 and Ferguson's next court date is set for March 18. Ferguson's lawyer declined to comment.