Doorbell camera video caught the moment when three individuals chased and tackled a woman in northwest Washington, D.C., over the weekend, sprayed mace in her face, apparently held a knife to her side, and stole her iPhone and other belongings.
Yet the 26-year-old victim told WTTG-TV after the attack that “I love D.C.” and that she has no plans to move out of the city.
What are the details?
The woman was walking on 2nd Street Northwest just before midnight Sunday when she saw a black sedan pull up, after which three people got out and began running toward her, Fox News reported, citing a police report the cable news network said it obtained.
Video captured the moment when the victim was running away from the trio on a sidewalk — but they easily caught up to her, shoved her so hard that she fell to the ground, and then they gathered around her as she screamed.
Here’s part of the video; based on the accompanying audio, it appears that at least two of the attackers could be females:
WTTG, citing the police report, said the trio stole her wallet with her debit and credit cards, her ID, and her insurance card. The station added that they also demanded she unlock her iPhone, which they also stole.
“I’m definitely feeling shaken up,” the woman told WTTG Monday. “Just general feelings of being unsafe, like, in my neighborhood. I just feel, like, personally targeted and sort of violated.”
When the station asked her if she’s considering moving out of the city over the trauma of her experience, the woman replied, “No, I love D.C. It just makes me sad that this is going to change how I experience D.C. and how I interact with my neighborhood and my space around me.”
WTTG said detectives are searching for the suspects and asking anyone with information to contact them.
While the station said the victim was left “crawling back to her home” after the attack, the end of the complete video of the attack — shown in WTTG’s video report below — appears to depict the victim rising to her feet and walking back down the sidewalk.
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