Woman, 8 months pregnant, claims she fended off violent attack

Woman, 8 months pregnant, claims she fended off violent attack

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach police officers responded to Robert Grissom Blvd. Saturday afternoon in after a woman called about an attack. They found her crying, and she told them she had been attacked and punched in the stomach, but that she was able to fend off her assailant.

The victim told police she had been walking home, and was somewhere between Quail Marsh Apartments on Greens Boulevard, and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans stadium off 21st Avenue North, when it happened.

According to the police report, the victim said the suspect shouted, "hey you, stop!". When she heard the noise, she stopped. She said her attacker knocked her to the ground and tried to pull her pants off. She said he then tried to cut her with a small pocket knife.

She told police she fought him off, kicking him in the groin and running while he laid on the ground.

The victim said she was eight months pregnant, and that he hit her in the stomach repeatedly during the attack. Police said she went to the hospital, where her baby was declared to be healthy.

Officers said that the victim's injuries were scratches on her right wrist. And the report said that those injuries were not consistent with the statement she gave to police. Officers with MBPD said they are investigating, and looking for probable cause to warrant an arrest in the case, and to find out what happened Saturday.

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