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DECATUR — A Decatur woman told police a dispute over a boyfriend led to her car window being smashed by an assailant wielding a guitar before she was dragged from her vehicle, punched and kicked by multiple female attackers Monday night.

Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said the 18-year-old suffered bruising and scrapes but was not seriously hurt in the assault, which happened around 9:35 p.m. at the intersection of West King and North Dunham streets.

The victim said her car had been followed by another vehicle which pulled in front of her before the attack occurred. “A female got out of the other vehicle with a wooden guitar in her hand and began striking the guitar on the victim’s windshield, causing it to break,” Copeland added.

The driver said she was then punched in the face as she sat in her car before being pulled from the vehicle. “She felt she was being kicked and punched all over her body, and that maybe four or five people were involved,” Copeland said.

The victim told police she recognized two of her attackers and said she had been involved in previous fights over the same boyfriend.


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