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Woman Beaten at Bus Stop Speaks Out



    A woman was attacked while waiting for a bus in South Philadelphia. She was hit in the head with a bottle. NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez talked to her from her hospital bed. (Published Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013)

    A Philadelphia woman who was beaten at a South Philadelphia bus stop says she didn't see the attack coming.

    "I was standing there, then all of a sudden someone hits me over the head," the woman, who asked that her identity be hidden, told NBC10 on Thursday evening.

    The 32-year-old was listening to music through headphones as she waited for the SEPTA's 47 bus at 7th and Reed Streets when she was beaten over the head at 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday night.

    The woman believes she was hit with a glass bottle, but cannot remember for sure because of the force of the attack.

    The attacker ran without taking a thing from the woman, which baffles her even more.

    "I just don't understand what happened. If he was trying to mug me or something. That would've made more sense," she said. "But for someone to come up behind you and hit you. I don't understand."

    Neighbors are also surprised by the beating. Sheena Endres, a mother of two who lives nearby, calls the attack "crazy."

    "It's horrible. I'm so scared," she said. "I used to be able to walk down the street and not worry about nothing. You can't do that anymore."

    Philadelphia Police detectives are investigating the incident, but have not identified a suspect.

    The beating happened just a few blocks from a recent robbery that ended in the death of a young father.

    22-year-old Jose Gabino-Aparicio was shot three times in the back during a struggle with a man who was trying to steal the man's cell phone and backpack in the early morning hours of September 26.

    So far, no one has been arrested for the murder.