"I got jumped": 911 teen beating tape released

April 15, 2008 9:21:28 AM PDT
A newly released 911 call recounts the aftermath of the videotaped beating of a central Florida teen. The 16-year-old victim tells the 911 operator: "I got jumped." The Polk County Sheriff's Office released the recording of the call Tuesday.

The girl called from a friend's house in Lakeland after the March 30 beating. The friend's mother got on the phone and told the operator: "She's got blood in her mouth a big old knot on her left eye, and we think she's got a tooth broke."

Eight teens have been charged as adults in the beating.

Part of the video was released by the sheriff's office and has been seen widely on national TV and the Internet. Authorities believe the girl was attacked and taped so the video could be posted on YouTube.

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