An extraordinarily fearless lady has stood up after reportedly battling off a sex aggressor in an open washroom.
Kelly Herron, 36, was running in the Golden Gardens Park on Saturday evening, in Seattle, Washington state when she paused to use the washroom, WABC reports.
When she was inside, Kelly encountered a registered sex offender who was ‘hiding in the stalls’.
Lady Fights Off Sex Attacker In Toilet While Screaming ‘Not Today, Motherf*cker’
Herron said she dreaded she was going to be raped, so was compelled to use self protection moves taught to her only few weeks before this mishap.
Addressing ABC, Kelly said: “He immediately brought me down to the ground, hit both my knees and legs, and after that it was a battle on the bathroom floor.”
Kelly says she fought and yelled ‘not today mother fucker’ at Gary Steiner, 40, as she struggled to escape and finally lock him in restroom, as per police.
My biggest running nightmare became reality- 4 miles into my long run Sunday afternoon, I stopped to use the restroom and was assaulted by a man hiding in a stall (that is my GPS in red lines). I fought for my life screaming("Not today, M**F**er!"), clawing his face, punching back, and desperately trying to escape his grip- never giving up. I was able to lock him in the bathroom until police arrived. Thankfully I just took a self-defense class offered at my work and utilized all of it. My face is stitched, my body is bruised, but my spirit is intact. #fightingchanceseattle #ballard #runnersafety #marathontraining #womensselfdefense #myballard #fightlikeagirl #fightback #dontbeavictim #nottodaymotherfucker #youcantbreakme #instarunners #garmin #garminvivosmarthr
In spite of this adversity and suffering few facial injureis in the assault, she said her ‘spirit is intact’.
Kelly shared photos of herself on Instagram, writing she was ‘clawing his face, punching back, and desperately trying to escape his grip’.
Senior Deputy Prosecutor Carla Carlstrom asserted in charging papers that ‘Steiner punched her repeatedly in the face as he attempted to rape her’.
But she ‘fought hard and her screams were heard by a witness outside who called 911′.
Steiner, who has been indicted a few rapes and several sexual assaults, has been charged with second-degree rape assault with sexual motivation.