Five family members attacked a mother and her pregnant daughter, slashing the face of the daughter and using a stun gun on her belly Wednesday night, Boynton Beach police said.
"All of them boxed me in, they were hitting me and tasing me," victim Latasha Petty, 25, told WPTV-Ch. 5 Thursday after being released from the hospital. "I thought something was going to happen to the baby by them tasing me in the stomach."
The baby is fine, Petty said, adding that she told the attackers she was six months pregnant, but that didn't stop them.
According to police:
The attack occurred about 9:15 p.m. in the 1900 block of Northwest Second Court shortly after Petty's cousin, Sophia Petty, got a text message from one of the suspects stating "I'm gunna have to get your head!"
Sophia Petty took refuge in a neighbor's house after the same suspect approached her swinging a box cutter. Then she heard her aunt, Latasha Petty's mother, Annie Petty, screaming "Get off me!"
She was being punched by the suspects.
"It was at that time that Latasha had run over to help her mother," the police report said.
After the attack, the suspects left. Later, Toral Frazier, 32, and Deborah Moore, 48, both of Boynton Beach, were arrested. They are charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant person.
Two people are suspected of participating but have not been arrested. A fifth suspect, a minor, was released to a legal guardian.
On Thursday morning, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Ted S. Booras ordered Moore held in lieu of $25,000 bail and Frazier $10,000. The two women also were ordered not to have contact with Latasha Petty.
Moore is on probation for a child abuse case, state records show, and Frazier was released from prison last year after serving time for grand theft.
"We're scared for our life and we don't think they should get out of jail," Latasha Petty said.