A mom was traveling with her eight-year-old daughter when she was dragged out of her car and beaten by a group of about 10 ATV and dirt bike riders.
The 35-year-old woman enraged the riders after she honked at them when they wouldn’t move at a green light around 11pm Tuesday in Providence,
At the next light, police said they circled her car, dragged her onto the street and beat her.
She was seen in cell phone video obtained by
She was left in the street, according to the police report obtained by the
The victim is seen in cell phone video obtained by Providence’s WLNE-TV being dragged out of her car
The victim is seen in the video on her knees in the middle of the road and sustaining a barrage of punches
After the attack, she was left in the street by the assailants, who fled the scene
Police arrested one of the suspects on Thursday. Shyanne Boisvert, 24, was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct
Shyanne Boisvert, 24, has been arrested twice for alleged violent crimes in Rhode Island since January
The victim’s name wasn’t released, and she didn’t go to the hospital, according to The Globe.
Police arrested one of the suspects on Thursday. Shyanne Boisvert, 24, was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.
Boisvert is known to police after her January arrest in Cranston, Rhode Island, where she was allegedly part of a group of riders who beat up a Cranston police officer.
The officer was pushed, surrounded and run over while responding to ‘dozens of recklessly driven motorcycles and ATVs,’ the Boston Globe reported.
During her arrest, she claimed police brutality and started a GoFundMe. Several were arrested in connection with the case and the officer’s conduct was reviewed internally. The case is ongoing.
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza addressed violence, particularly from ATVs and dirt bike riders, in a Wednesday tweet.
‘We had an awful incident in our city last night that left a young woman shaken and injured. We will continue to dedicate all our available resources to getting these illegal ATVs off our streets and to bring those responsible to justice.
‘Our police department has seized and destroyed over 200 bikes and we will continue to pull over and arrest people who are using these bikes illegally.’
Boisvert, of North Providence, seen here on the dirt bike in a Instagram post
The mom was surrounded by a group of about 10 ATV and dirt bike riders
City Council President John Igliozzi
‘We need to act immediately to restore public safety and make our city’s residents once again feel safe walking and sitting outside in their own neighborhoods,’ Igliozzi said in his letter.
‘Like the rest of Rhode Island, the capital city re-opened in recent months as the pandemic improved, and residents and visitors alike have resumed dining out, listening to live music, and patronizing our small businesses.
‘The rampant violence we are experiencing threatens all of that; we need to ensure that Providence is welcoming and inviting for everyone who lives and visits here.
‘The Providence Police Department is doing everything it can to respond to this violent crime wave, and I have full faith in Police Chief Hugh Clements and the men and women of the force.
‘Unfortunately, our police department is stretched thin, with only 400 police officers, down from the approximately 500 officers we had during the period Providence successfully implemented community policing—one of the main drivers behind the decline in violent crime in the city during the 2000s.’