Eight arrested in Fla. YouTube assault
Apr 08,2008 00:00 by UPI
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida authorities say they arrested a group of teenagers who had planned to post a video of a beating on YouTube.

A gang of six girls allegedly pummeled another teenager while one of them recorded the incident on a video camera, apparently with plans to place it on YouTube for all to see.

The family of the victim told WFTV-TV, Orlando, the ambush was part of an alleged scheme to humiliate their daughter and cause her physical harm.

The Polk County Sheriff's Department said the six attackers plus two other teens who acted as lookout face charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and battery.

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