BY PHILIP CAULFIELD / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
A brutal fight video showing a girl named Sharkeisha, left, attacking ShaMichael Manuel has been viewed millions of times on the internet.
A Texas family is horrified over a viral video showing their daughter getting sucker-punched and beaten by another girl.
The brutal clip showed 17-year-old ShaMichael Manuel getting pummeled by a schoolmate named Sharkeisha, who struck her in the face when she’s wasn’t looking and then hit and kicked her while she was on the ground.
The Harris County sheriff’s office said the foulmouthed bully was arrested last Thursday on charges of assault with bodily injury.
They didn’t identify her because she’s a minor.
The attacker was arrested last Thursday and charged with assault with bodily harm, police said. ShaMichael Manuel said the girl was angry about a boy they both liked.
The Nov. 19 attack allegedly started because of a dispute over a boy, ShaMichael’s family told Houston’s KHOU-TV.
The sickening footage has since gone viral, inspiring snarky, shark-themed memes and a popular Twitter hashtag.
“The video’s just going and going,” ShaMichael ‘s mother, Olevia Henderson, told KHOU-TV
“They’re making jokes, and they’re taunting. They’re glorifying the girl Sharkeisha, but they’re taunting my daughter at the same time.”
ShaMichael Manuel suffered a black eye and a split lip. Her mother said she’s had trouble seeing out of one eye.
On the day of the attack, ShaMichael, a senior at Cypress Creek High School, said, she was lured to an apartment complex thinking she was going to pick up some of her stuff from friends.
She told KHOU-TV she had no idea Sharkeisha was upset with her.
“I was just in shock. I was like, ‘Oh my God. Did she really do this?’ You’re supposed to be my close friend,” she told the station.
“We were talking in school earlier that day,” she said. “She made it seem like there was nothing wrong with her.
ShaMichael said she was lured her to the apartment complex where the attack took place. She said she thought she and Sharkeisha were friends before the ugly incident. ‘I was just in shock….We were talking in school earlier that day,’ she said.
The vicious beating left her with a black eye and a split lip. Her mother told KHOU-TV she’s had trouble seeing out of one eye.
Video of the attack, meanwhile, has reportedly been viewed nearly 12 million times, according to KHOU-TV and other sources.
ShaMichael and her mother said they are humiliated and wish the video would disappear.
“I’m going to have to deal with this for the rest of my life. How would you feel if that was your daughter or your son and it happened to them, how would you feel?” Henderson said.