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Caught on video: Woman mugged in downtown Cincinnati while walking to workUPDATED 12:17 PM HST Oct 23, 2013Video Transcript
JUST FEET FROM THE DOOR OF THE BUILDING WHERE SHE WORKS. GOOD EVENING I'M SHEREE PAOLELLO. AND I'M MIKE DARDIS... THE TWO MEN... ATTACKED FROM BEHIND ... WLWT NEWS FIVES TERRY DANIELS JOINS US LIVE DOWNTOWN WITH THIS DEVELOPING STORY. TERRY. IMAGINE YOU'RE ABOUT TO WALK INTO WORK...SOMETHING YOU'VE DONE SAFELY FOR THE LAST 14-YEARS... WHEN SUDDENLY, YOU ARE FACING A POSSIBLE LIFE- OR-DEATH SITUATION. FOR ONE DOWNTOWN WORKER RIGHT OVER HERE ...IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING. (i was going to work) IT WAS JUST AFTER 7:30 THIS MORNING... MARY WAS WALKING TO WORK WHEN SHE WAS GRABBED FROM BEHIND... AND VIOLENTLY SHOVED AND PUSHED TO THE GROUND...ALTHOUGH SHE FOUGHT BACK AS WELL AS SHE COULD. MARY, WHO DIDN'T WANT HER LAST NAME OR AGE USED...AGREED TO TALK TO US INSIDE THIS BUILDING AT 6TH AND VINE...WHERE SECURITY CAMERAS RECORDED THE ASSAULT. IT'S WHERE SHE'S WORKED AS A PARALEGAL FOR A LAW FIRM FOR THE LAST 14-YEARS. (C0015 "what was going through your mind when you reliazed someone had grabbed you?...oh, my god...and then i realized they were going for my purse and i was not going to go easily?") TAKE A LOOK AGAIN AT THE VIDEO...IT'S REMARKABLE MARY WAS NOT BADLY HURT. IN FACT, SHE GOT UP FROM THE ALLEY WAY SIDEWALK...CALLED POLICE...AND WENT TO WORK...SHE SAYS AS A WAY TO DISTRACT HERSELF . (c0015 "i'm ok physically...my throat is a little big sore but i wasn't about to knuckle under.") AND AS MARY SAYS... ( c0015 "life goes on") MARY'S ADVICE ...ALWAYS KEEP YOUR GUARD UP...BE AWARE AT ALL TIMES. SHE THINKS NEARBY PEOPLE SCARED OFF HER ATTACKERS. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE TWO SUSPECTS...CALL CRIMESTOPPERS AT 513-352-3040. REPORTING LIVE, TERRY DANIELS, WLWT NEWS FIVE. A LOCKDOWN AT LOCKLAND ELEMENTARY ....