CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two girls, 13 and 14-years-old, are charged in a violent carjacking.
Witnesses Paris Hopkins and her husband rushed to help 18-year-old Alang Rlan who police said was pepper-sprayed, brutally beaten, and carjacked at knifepoint.
(Carjacking victim Alang Rlan)
Rlan was practicing driving her brother's car for her driver's permit.
"(She was) bleeding out of her eyes, her nose and her mouth," Hopkins said.
Hopkins said three young girls flagged down Rlan before the attack.
"They're really going in, beating her, kicking her, stepping on her face," Hopkins said.
Hopkins called police about the three young girls 20 minutes earlier after seeing them acting suspiciously around neighborhood homes and vehicles.
"I knew something wasn't right,” Hopkins said. “They were looking for trouble."
Hopkins said two of the girls were caught on a neighbor's surveillance camera before the attack.
"Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Open up!" one of the teen girls could be seen saying on the video.
Hopkins said police didn't arrive after she called 911 the first time. She called again as soon as she saw the violent assault. She and her husband tried to stop the suspects from leaving.
"The girl that got assaulted, she then runs around and tries to get in front of the car and that's when my husband had to pull her away before the girls ran her over," Hopkins said.
Channel 9 was at an accident on Botany Street Sunday morning and police confirmed Rlan's stolen car was involved.
“I was so shocked,” Alang’s brother Jackson KPA said. “I didn't know what happened. I just go in there.”
KPA was the first family member to get to his sister and said she was in pain.
“She was bleeding,” her brother said. “She was holding something in her hand and her eye was bleeding.”
The two teens face nine charges each, including armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
"I'm glad they're going to be able to get justice," Hopkins said.
Police are looking a possible third teenager involved in the attack.
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