Police say woman assaulting other women in Midtown - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Jason Miles

Police say woman assaulting other women in Midtown

A woman assaulted in Midtown Memphis by a suspect armed with a box-cutter. Thursday night, police said the suspect is a woman as well.  

Cooper-Young is the neighborhood where the woman has preyed on other women. So far, she has struck in broad daylight as her victims walk down the street.
    
One woman's quick thinking may have saved her from the female attacker.
 
"She gave off a very weird vibe and kept changing her story," she said

She was confronted by the suspect as she walked down this street late Wednesday afternoon. The weird woman was still in her car as she asked several questions.
 
"And she said I'm going to follow you to your house and I said the hell you are," the potential victim said.

This potential victim found help with some yard workers.

Another woman was not so lucky just a few minutes earlier.

She too is too afraid to talk on camera, but her story starts the same way.

The suspect began by inquiring about rental property in the neighborhood. Only this time, the victim says the woman got out of her car.

She said the woman then started chasing her down the sidewalk waving a big orange box cutter.

She snatched a necklace from around her neck and took everything else she had before getting away.

Police said she may have struck again Thursday morning.

"I've been here 16 years and this is the first time anything like this has happened," she said.

The lady who almost became her next victim considered her encounter a reminder of the importance of always being aware, no matter where you are or what time it is.
 
"I walk here all the time, but I do try to be aware of who's out in their yard, like, if you needed to go find somebody... where are they," she said.

There may be some good news.

Detectives said they may have the woman in custody.

She was picked up in the same kind of car, a beat-up white Oldsmobile.

Charges have yet to be filed.


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