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"Catch and Wreck" Sound Like A Game to You? Children, 11 and 12, Face Charges for "Playing" It

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) An 11-year old was arrested on assault charges by Philadelphia police after allegedly beating a woman in a violent game called "Catch and Wreck."

The boy was charged Monday with counts including aggravated assault, conspiracy and robbery. A 12-year-old girl was already charged in the attack

Police say the youths were part of a group that surrounded and attacked a woman Friday night.

Investigators say neighborhood kids told them the attack was part of a random-assault game called "Catch and Wreck."

Police say they also plan to charge the 11-year-old in a similar assault earlier this month. The victim in that attack is hospitalized after suffering a heart attack during the assault.

  • Kevin Hayes

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