Teen says she was assaulted, car stolen


Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 10:34 pm
By: News 9


By Kirsten McIntyre, NEWS 9

Marcella Shaw said she was physically assaulted early Sunday morning after offering a ride home to three people.

Shaw said it started at Long John's Silver, where she works, at Interstate 240 and Western Ave. After closing, she went to a female co-worker's house.

"When I was going to leave, she asked if I could take her friends home. I said of course, yeah." Shaw said.

But Shaw found herself in an alley at SE 48 St. and Stiles Ave. instead.

"They were just hitting me and eventually I fell to the ground," Shaw said. "They were kicking me. I was screaming for five, 10 minutes."

Shaw suffered a broken nose and had knots on the back of her head from where the attackers kicked her, she said. 

"We always teach them, ‘Don't talk to strangers. Don't get in the car with stranger.' What about our teenagers, young adults, letting strangers in their car," Denise Jones, Shaw's mother, said.

Shaw also said the three attackers stole her car. She was upset about her stolen vehicle, but said it could have been a lot worse.

"Very grateful. They could have had gun. Very grateful they didn't," Shaw said.