Woman speaks out after violent 'T' stop attack
CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (WHDH) -- A woman was injured in a violent attack just steps from an MBTA station in Charlestown.
The victim said a man punched her in the face and sprayed her with mace.
“I saw him look at me and I just knew it wasn’t going to be good,” said Michaela, the victim.
Michaela, 28, was leaving the Bunker Hill Community College ‘T’ stop last Saturday night when she was attacked.
“He reached in his pocket. He maced me, punched me in the eye, punched me again in the face. Then I didn’t fall, so then he started to kick me until I fell to the ground. Then he kept kicking me and pulling my hair,” said Michaela.
Michaela is a full-time nurse who lives with her sister and a friend. She said she often finds herself returning home alone.
As bad as the attack was, the one thought on Michaela’s mind was that it might get worse.
“I thought about the girl that got viciously attacked and raped in Charlestown and I thought that’s what was going to happen to me so I was trying to fight back and then he grabbed for my purse and I realized he just wanted my purse so I gave it to him and he ran away,” said Michaela.
Michaela actually chased after the man hoping to find help in a parking lot, but instead the attacker got in a getaway van.
Michaela told 7News her story and showed her injuries in hopes it will convince others to play it safe.
“I hope people won’t go out by themselves. I hope people will walk each other home. If you see someone walking by themselves, don’t let them walk by themselves,” said Michaela. “I just want people to know that this happens so it doesn’t happen to anybody else.”