A great-grandmother from Atlanta, Georgia, was brutally punched in the face several times at a grocery store by another shopper who left a stolen cellphone behind in the victim’s mobile scooter.
The victim, identified by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as Sandra McClung, 75, accidentally bumped into another woman with her electric wheelchair.
“I thought I was safe. I’m in Walmart,” McClung told WSB-TV.
AJC reported that the attacker became outraged and cursed at McClung to move out of her way.
As she moved out of the way, McClung admits she said something rude in return — and that’s when the assault began.
Although there was animosity between the two women, McClung believed that her attacker must have had issues beyond the argument to cause her to react so violently.
“There had to be something wrong with her because you just don’t do that,” she told WSB-TV. “I had my glasses on and she just kept socking me in the glasses and then she socked me in my mouth because my mouth is real sore.”
She claimed that her arms were also bruised with defensive wounds.
A cellphone found on the scene was first believed to have belonged to McClung’s attacker, but later proved to have been stolen.
“Police were able to unlock the phone and get the owner’s name and contact information, but said that the phone had been stolen,” WXIA reported. “The person who the phone was registered to is not a suspect in the case, police said.”
UPDATE: The original version of this article identified the owner of a stolen cellphone as the primary suspect in this assault, in accordance with news reports at the time. Upon receiving information from the victim of the theft, we corrected the article to remove her name, at her request, and include the updated information that police had confirmed the cellphone as stolen and that it’s owner was not a suspect in the assault.
What do you think should happen to this woman now? Scroll down to comment below.