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Woman Fends Off Three Thugs

Victim able to get in her vehicle and lock the door. Men flee on foot toward Brookfield Academy.

Editor's note: This story has been changed to reflect some information later learned about the incident.

A woman was accosted in a Brookfield parking lot last Thursday afternoon. 

Three perpetrators, according to police, attempted to get into a woman's car with her in the parking lot of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, at 5:30 p.m.

The perpetrators' intentions are unknown. The woman was able to get in her vehicle and lock the door, police said.

The men fled toward Brookfield Academy on foot, according to the victim.

"We set up perimeters and got a canine out there, but weren't able to come up with any suspects," Adlam said.

DontTreadOnMeEither December 12, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Amy, I am sorry to read about what happened to you. My wife encountered something very similar many years ago. It was quite traumatic for her as well. While I understand your need to set the record straight, the details and quote came from a police Captain, and at first blush would appear to be as accurate as his statement. Unless the police shared your name with the Patch reporter, there would be no way for you to express your version of what happened. Again, I can empathize with your situation, but this is a case of "shooting the messenger."
Amy December 12, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Thank you for your empathy but I do not need your criticism or scolding. If you were in my shoes and read that "you were unhurt", while I can look down and still see the bruising, you would be upset as well. Please try to understand my feelings and how a downplayed account of what happened would make me feel. I have been in contact with the Patch and they will be fixing the statement and they were understanding of my frustration. I would ask that you "DontTreadOnMeEither" would please do the same.
Randy1949 December 12, 2012 at 06:21 PM
You did right to resist. I imagine the bruises will fade long before the trauma of the assault does. It's also interesting to learn what the police consider to be 'unhurt'. Did you need a broken bone or a bullet wound to qualify? I hope these jerks are apprehended.
Tom December 12, 2012 at 08:18 PM
OK, so for the rest of us in the community of Brookfield what is the physical description of the three men that did this?
Amy December 12, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Randy, Thank you for your thoughts. I do have to say that the police were absolutely AMAZING with their response and help to me. I didn't have to go to the hospital so I think that was part of the indicator. They have already offered me counseling support if I need it and have been great. I hope the jerks are apprehended as well!

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