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911 calls in McDonald's beating released

Last month's brutal attack on a transgendered woman in a Rosedale McDonald's captured national attention after a video surfaced on the Internet.

People were outraged not only by the assault, but that a restaurant employee filmed it and then warned the attackers to leave before the police came. A bystander, Vicky Thoms, interceded and helped stop the assault. Thoms met the victim, Chrissy Polis, for the first time on Friday at Thoms' house.

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Police have charged an 18-year-old woman and a juvenile with assault, and Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger is contemplating additional charges that could include hate crimes. He told reporter Nick Madigan on Friday that he has not made a decision.

Above is a 911 call made from the restaurant, apparently after the victim suffered what she described as a seizure. The caller refers to Polis as a "he" and only as an afterthought does she say, "It's crazy because they beat him up." The dispatcher, thinking she was dealing with a medical emergency, appears surprised. "Oh, this was an assault," she says. Authorities are withholding another 911 call, saying it "is part of the investigatory file and is evidence that may be used in the criminal court case."

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