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High Heel Used As Weapon In Lyndale Ave Mugging

Woman assaulted on street just after lunch on Saturday.

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A Windom woman was violently assaulted with a high-heeled shoe early Saturday afternoon by an assailant who stole her car keys and car.

The woman had just parked her car on West 56th Street, steps away from , and was walking eastbound when an unknown woman approached her from behind and demanded her keys, according to an incident report filed by officers with the Minneapolis Police Department. Rather than giving in to her assailant, the victim fled, yelling for help from anyone around her.

The second woman gave chase, continuing to demand the victim’s keys, and quickly cornered her against a backyard fence a few yards away. She then began striking the victim repeatedly with the point of a high-heeled shoe. The beating proved too much for the victim, and her attacker quickly jumped into the victim’s car and fled the scene.

The woman declined medical treatment at the scene and police issued an all-county bulletin for officers to be on the lookout for the stolen car.

The description the Windom woman gave officers matched that of a woman who had just trashed the lobby of the nearby Metro Inn motel five minutes prior. The police incident report does not explain the origins of the Metro Inn incident, but it did say the woman and an accomplice were visiting a renter at the motel when they “caused a problem.” According to the report, the pair “threw everything they could get their hands on,” causing minor injuries to two motel employees.

The motel owner told police that the building’s security system likely captured the attackers on camera.

Correction 11:01 a.m. 8/28/12: The original version of this article inaccurately stated this incident occured on Friday, Aug. 24. It actually occured Saturday, Aug. 25. We apologize for the mistake.

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