Mall sued over alleged beating

July 24, 2008 7:34:18 AM PDT
The family of a 17-year-old who claims he was beaten at Christiana Mall has filed a lawsuit alleging the mall was negligent in the attack.

The lawsuit alleges the mall and related companies allowed a dangerous condition to exist because security personnel weren't trained to maintain a safe environment.

A mall spokesman is not commenting on the lawsuit or the alleged incident.

The family claims Timothy Fowler was attacked in October 2006 after his sister got into an argument with other teens. The lawsuit claims Fowler was knocked down and kicked repeatedly, breaking bones in his face.

State Police say they do not have any report on file.

The mall recently banned anyone under 18 from visiting on weekend evenings without a chaperone over 21-years-old.

Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com

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