Woman in Metro Blue Line Attack Caught on Camera Sentenced to Jail

An 18-year-old woman charged with brutally attacking another teen during an attempted robbery that was caught on camera on a Metro train last month was sentenced to jail time and probation, prosecutors said.

Aliyah Alize Von Lewis of Long Beach pleaded no contest last Thursday to a felony count of attempted robbery within a public vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. She was sentenced to 270 days in county jail and three years of probation.

Von Lewis was also ordered to stay away from the victim for three years and attend one year of anger management classes, prosecutors said.

On Dec. 8, Von Lewis repeatedly punched and kicked the victim on a Metro Blue Line train in the Rancho Dominguez area, while pulling her purse and backpack, sheriff's officials said.

The attack was captured on the train's on-board video system and on the cellphone of a witness, who posted the video to social media sites. The video was viewed millions of times.

A second, unidentified female teen, can also be seen repeatedly attacking the victim, who tried to get away.

The victim reported the incident to authorities the following day.

Von Lewis and the other attacker were arrested a few days later.

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