Updated 10/12/2012 05:26 PM
Video posted online leads to investigation in Gloversville
A video posted online leads to an investigation in Gloversville. The video appears to show two teenage girls beating up an older woman. Police are still trying to sort out the details of the case. Erin Connolly has the story. We caution that some of the video shown may not be appropriate for all viewers.
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GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. -- Check out this video posted online. It appears to show two teenage girls throwing punches at a middle aged woman.
Gloversville resident Robin Rowback said, "It's absolutely disgusting. It really is. I mean it's happening more and more in our town.''
Gloversville Police say the incident happened Thursday afternoon in the city. They said despite the graphic nature of the video, the older woman did not go to the hospital.
Captain Anthony Clay of the Gloversville Police Department said, "We have determined there is no serious physical injuries involved in the incident.''
Gloversville Mayor Dayton King's Facebook page was inundated with comments about the video. He posted to his wall, "We are aware of the video and will take proper action. We do not tolerate this type of behavior in our City!"
While the Mayor was out of town Friday he told us that the girls in the video were 14 and 15 years old and students in the Gloversville School District. He also said the teens and the older woman had run ins before and that the girls claim the woman was following them home and harassing them.
Captain Clay said, "If the suspects are juveniles, we're tightly controlled by state standards on what information we can release and it's very little.''
And locals hope incidents like this one are put to a stop.
Gloversville resident Todd Copenhaver said, "Kids these days have no respect anymore and social network, everybody wants to exploit everything and nobody thinks about the consequences.''
The Mayor also tells us the woman in the video has decided to no press charges. So far, no charges have been filed by police, but they're still investigating. They're also trying to determine who took the video and who posted it online.