Worcester woman fights off would-be intruder
WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- A woman fought back when she was attacked by a would-be intruder in Worcester.
“I opened the door and he was just standing there and charged right at me,” said Kara Bilzerian.
Kara Bilzerian opened her door Thursday afternoon and was confronted by an attacker -- but he had no idea she was a fighter.
“As he slumped down I grabbed him by the back of his head, eye gouge him as far as my thumb could go in. He slumped to the floor, so I grabbed him in the back of his pant legs and smashed him right into here. Still holding him, I tossed him over the ramp. His head was tucked in so he somersaulted and got up and just ran,” said Bilzerian.
Bilzerian is a mother with a 12-year-old who has cerebral palsy -- so she's used to picking him up and setting him down in his wheel chair. She’s also a massage therapist.
“I knew there was some type of chance, like I wasn’t going to just play dead,” Bilzerian said.
So, she fought back.
“Grabbed this baton thing, smashed me right over the head. I went out for probably a second. And as I was coming to, I just noticed this so I grabbed his shoulders and just right in the groin as hard as I could,” Bilzerian said.
She thought about her son the entire time.
“He can’t grow up without a mom. It’s not going to happen,” said Bilzerian.
And how her masked attacker likely picked her house thinking a ramp led to an easy target -- not knowing he'd be the one scared off.
“As I throw him over the ramp, I was like, ‘You messed with the wrong [expletive] house,” Bilzerian said.
Bilzerian suffered a concussion during the attack.
Police have an alert out at area hospitals for anyone coming in with a severe eye injury.