Cops: Pregnant woman, friends attacked while urinating in gutter

Erin Smith

Police are searching for a car full of citizen avengers who beat up a pregnant woman and her two friends for peeing on the street early Monday morning.

Police were called to 1493 Cambridge St.  Monday  at 12:30 a.m. for an assault and battery.

The victims — a 20-year-old Malden woman and two 19-year-old Somerville women — told police they were punched, kicked and scratched in a drive-by attack by four people. One of the Somerville women was six months pregnant, according to police reports.

The victims told Police Officer Hector Vincente they were driving around Inman Square when one of the women needed to go to the bathroom, but none of them were familiar with the area, and local businesses were closed for the night. One of the women decided to use a side street near Inman Square, police said.

While the victim was urinating, a car with four people pulled over and began cursing at the women for using the street as bathroom, according to police reports.

After the victims yelled back at the people inside the car, the four suspects — three women and a man — exited their car, walked across the street and allegedly began beating up the victims, police said.

One victim suffered injuries to her left elbow and left knee, while another victim was scratched up and bitten on her left arm by one of the female suspects.

The two victims said they were trying to shield their pregnant friend during the attack.

Police said the pregnant woman suffered minor scratches on her chest and complained of stomach pains and was taken for an extensive evaluation at the hospital. Police spokesman Frank Pasquarello said two victims were treated and released from the hospital, while the third victim did not seek medical treatment.

The suspects drove off in a red four-door sedan.

The suspects are described as three light-skinned black women between the ages of 17 and 19 and a black man approximately 24 years old, who was last seen wearing baggie pants and a baseball hat.

Pasquarello said there had been no arrests in the case as of Monday afternoon.