Karen Campbell, WBAL-TV, November 3, 2017
A woman said she was beaten with wooden boards and sticks while walking down the street in a Federal Hill neighborhood. Baltimore police said eight people were assaulted and/or robbed in several incidents Halloween night in South Baltimore.
“I feel lucky to be alive. It could have been a lot worse,” the victim said.
The woman, who did not want to give her name, said she was attacked Halloween night in Federal Hill. She was walking to Barfly’s restaurant to meet friends when about 10 teenagers came out of an alley.
“I had a red down-like vest on, so they grabbed the back of my vest and then held me, and then out in front of them came six young women with wood pieces that were like maybe an inch thick and about three feet long,” she said.
“They started hitting me with the wood, in the knees, a lot in my face,” she said.
She suffered a broken eye socket, broken nose and lacerations on both of her knees.
“A couple of blows too hard I realized I couldn’t stand up anymore, so I went to the ground on my knees,” she said. “By the time I was on the ground, I was screaming and begging for them to stop.”
A stranger did come to her rescue and scared the teens away.
The victim said the teens took her cellphone. She also said she is glad she fought back, but doesn’t understand why they would want to harm her.