A Merritt Island, Florida resident was assailed with a crowbar by one of three intruders who broke into her residence.
Sources say that it happened at approximately noon Thursday, at the residence, located on Summers Creek Drive in Merritt Island (a town situated in Brevard County).
It happened when the 40-year-old woman was coming home from a Walmart store and noticed a suspicious vehicle in the driveway and spotted a male subject entering her home. Hence, she stayed in her vehicle and promptly called police; however, she was spotted by one of the burglars when she exited her vehicle to note the tag number. That was when the second burglar attacked her with a crowbar, striking her head at least three times, causing her head to bleed. The attack occurred on the front lawn of the home.
The victim, who has not been identified, said that when the big guy was striking her three times, it seemed as if he did not like the fact that she was calling for help.
The woman was transported to Cape Canaveral Hospital. She was required to have her head stapled as a result of her injuries, which were not considered life-threatening. She was discharged late Thursday night.
The intruders fled as they stole a large flat-screen television set.
Thankfully, the woman survived the attack. Now, she is waiting for justice to be served.
Despite the brutal attack, the woman managed to give authorities a tag number, which resulted in the apprehension of one of the suspects, identified as 41-year-old Terrie King.
King was arrested after she was seen operating the getaway vehicle in Cocoa. With the apprehension of this suspect, authorities feel hopeful that this will lend them a hand in their search for the other two burglars.
King was taken into custody on charges of principal in the first-degree, aggravated battery, and grand theft. Nevertheless, authorities could not specify or determine her role in the crime.
The crowbar that the victim was hit with turned out to be the same one that was used to burglarize the residence, according to authorities.
Even if the incident was such, the victim did not express any resentment or animosity toward the alleged burglars. She said that she pardoned them since this would be a decent thing for her to do. She also said that with this pardon, justice will presumably be served faster.
Sources say that at approximately 1:40pm Thursday (shortly after the incident), authorities have taken a man and a woman in for questioning. However, it is unclear whether they had anything to do with the incident.
The investigation of this case remains ongoing.
Anyone with any further information about this case is encouraged to contact Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-633-8412. It is highly recommended that tipsters should remain anonymous when reporting tips about actual criminal cases.