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Lady in bathroom defeats male attacker

Postby bignflnut » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:28 pm

A Seattle woman fought off a violent assault by a would-be attacker in a park’s ladies bathroom. The man, with an extensive criminal history, attacked her earlier this month while she was on a 10-mile jog.

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Herron completed four of her 10-mile trek and stopped to use a ladies room in Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park. “As I was drying my hands, I became aware that something was wrong,” she told the ABC reporters. When she turned around, she saw what no woman wants to see in a ladies room–a man. The man, it turned out, is 40-year-old Arizona registered sex offender Gary Steiner, she said.

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She eventually escaped from Steiner. With the help of a passerby, she used a carabiner to lock her attacker in the bathroom. They called the police who arrested Steiner–still locked inside the ladies room.

Police later learned Steiner has a long record of assaults on numerous women dating back to the 1990s, ABC reported. He is in jail pending a $750,000 bond on charges of attempted rape in the second degree and second-degree assault.

Herron sustained multiple bruises and cuts from her attacker. Her GPS tracker detailed her path, before and after the attack.


Ok...bathroom in the "golden gardens" jokes aside...

There ya go...even a carabiner can be an effective tool in self defense.
Seattle is such a nice place...
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Re: Lady in bathroom defeats male attacker

Postby pirateguy191 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:58 pm

She should have inserted that carabiner into his eye socket.
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Re: Lady in bathroom defeats male attacker

Postby Javelin Man » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:03 pm

I thought we were to be tolerant and allow men in the women's restroom if he identified as a woman for the moment. :?
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Re: Lady in bathroom defeats male attacker

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:32 am

Javelin Man wrote:I thought we were to be tolerant and allow men in the women's restroom if he identified as a woman for the moment. :?

If she carried a knife, he might have identified as a woman for a lot longer than a moment. :wink: :wink:
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Re: Lady in bathroom defeats male attacker

Postby GlockMan27 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:45 am

So how did he assault her if he was​ a "would-be attacker"?
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Re: Lady in bathroom defeats male attacker

Postby AlanM » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:19 am

"Assault" and "Battery" or "Attack" are two different things under the law.

AFAIK "Assault" is the threat, usually verbal, and "battery" or "attack" is the actual touching or causing of harm (in the case of using a thrown or propelled weapon).

Of course, I could be wrong. It wouldn't be the first time.
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Re: Lady in bathroom defeats male attacker

Postby schmieg » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:16 pm

AlanM wrote:"Assault" and "Battery" or "Attack" are two different things under the law.

AFAIK "Assault" is the threat, usually verbal, and "battery" or "attack" is the actual touching or causing of harm (in the case of using a thrown or propelled weapon).

Of course, I could be wrong. It wouldn't be the first time.

That is essentially the common law definition of each. Some jurisdictions have changed that though.
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Re: Lady in bathroom defeats male attacker

Postby techmike » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:44 am

I saw this story on Drudge a few days ago - she is a real plucky woman! She got bloodied up pretty badly, almost passed out (from choking I assume) then remembered her self defense training. She also started screaming at the registered sex offender that attacked her: "Not today m f ...not today!" I like her! :D
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Re: Lady in bathroom defeats male attacker

Postby techmike » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:04 am

Sorry, story was not on Drudge. HERE IT IS
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