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Woman hits attacker with baseball bat


August 21, 2014

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — In the Aug. 21, story, "Woman its attacker with baseball bat," the location of the reported incident should have been on St. Clair between Waterloo and Charlevoix.


CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — A woman walking in the 600 block of Lakeland, between Waterloo and Charlevoix, used an aluminum baseball bat to beat back an assailant shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10.

"An unknown man came from behind and grabbed her throat," said a City of Grosse Pointe public safety officer.

"(She) had just picked up a baseball bat that kids in the area had been playing with and turned and struck the unknown subject in the groin area."

The attack occurred at 7:14 p.m.

The woman, 53, of the City, called her husband, according to police.

He informed police an estimated 15 minutes after the assault, officers said.

"The only description (is he) was wearing red shorts," said an officer. "(She said) the (man) did not say or take anything."

"It was a male, that's the only description we got," said Detective Alan Gwyn.

Officers searching the area didn't find a suspect.

"(The woman) had lacerations to the left side of her neck," said the officer.

The woman declined medical attention, police said.

Gwyn tried again to get the suspect's description.

"I asked her if she has any idea if he was a white or black guy, anything at all," Gwyn said. "I'm waiting to hear from her. She hasn't called me in a while. I think she's blocked it out."

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