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29-year-old Akron woman attacked in her car while at red light

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Jan 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-17 19:39:08-05

AKRON, Ohio — On Monday around 4:42 p.m., a 29-year-old woman, who was on her way home from work, was attacked by a man while she was stopped at a red light at Cedar Street and Dart Avenue in Akron, according to Akron Police.

The man opened her door and repeatedly punched her in the face yelling "give me" before fleeing the scene empty-handed, police said.

According to police, the woman was on the phone with her husband during the attack, which may have prevented the situation from escalating futher.

"It's bold and then some. It unfortunate. It's really foolish. It's foolishness at its highest level to be honest with you," said Lt. Michael Miller.

Akron 911 dispatcher Kim Cherry took the call from the victim and stayed on the phone with her for several minutes until police arrived.

"It was flabbergasting to me because that's a medical area— cars up and down that street all the time— people in that area walking on foot, so it just seemed brazen," Cherry said.

A specific description of the individual was not provided.

The Akron Police Department Detective Bureau is asking anyone with information to reach them at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

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