The victim of assault wanted News 9 to hide her identity. Even though the fight happened two Friday's ago, she's still afraid and still feeling its effects.
“I still have a swollen jaw. I still have pain in my right eye. I still have a knot in my shoulder,” she said.
According to the victim, it happened after she walked to the convenience store near Southwest 32nd and McKinley that night, and realized the place was closed. She said she saw a man on the phone in front of the store.
She turned to go back home and out of the security camera's sight and out of nowhere, she says he attacked her.
“I felt my head move forward and I tried to stand up and I felt another jolt and another jolt and I turned and I get hit in the jaw and as I turned around I guess he caught me here,” she said as she pointed to her brow bone.
She reportedly screamed for help as he demanded money and pills. “I had my hands in the air like, ‘What do you want? I have nothing to give you. Nothing!’”
Once she realized he didn't have a weapon, she said she went into defense mode.
“He reached down in his pants and I just went ‘Hell no!’ and balled my fist up and he just ducked and took off,” she said.
The camera captured him running from the corner of the store.
The victim doesn't want him to get far before police catch him and keep this from happening again.
“My concern is he’s going to hit somebody else in the head the way he hit me and he’s going to kill them,” she told News 9.
Call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300 with any information about the suspect. Police said you can remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward. The victim’s family is also offering a reward for information about the man who did this.