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Man Slashes Woman's Arm in Attack at Her Front Door

The Cartersville woman told police the man approached her from behind and grabbed her shoulder as she tried unlock her door and go inside the home shortly after 9 Sunday night.

A Cartersville woman's arm was slashed Sunday by a man she said approached her from behind as she tried to unlock the front door of her Johnson Street home.

The victim, 40, told authorities she got home about 9:10 p.m. and had put her key into the door when "she felt an arm grab her left shoulder and spin her around," according to the Cartersville Police Department incident report, attached.

Scared, the woman said she lifted her left arm in a defensive manner and started screaming. Then she felt a sharp, serrated object slash her forearm, she told police.

The man, who she said had black hands with scarred or scabbed knuckles, fled on foot toward Gilmer Street. The woman was being treated at Cartersville Medical Center when police were notified of the incident.

The bleeding wound on the victim's forearm appeared to have been caused by a sharp-edged object, an officer reported, but apparently required no stitches. The woman could not remember if, before or during the attack, the man said anything or verbally threatened her.

Prior to pulling in her driveway, the victim saw a man who fit the attacker's description walking toward Gilmer from Douglas Street, she recalled.

She described the suspect as an African-American man about 6 feet tall wearing a dark-colored hoodie, blue jeans and "greyish" shoes.

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steve January 15, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Why black people with hoodies dont attack people are commit crimes just ask travon martin. Maybe we should all put on hoodies and go march for the perpatraitor.
Mel January 15, 2013 at 02:26 PM
This racist comment is unnecessary. Also, you misspelled perpetrator.
ROBERT RICHARDS 25CANES January 15, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Excuse me sir. STOP WITH THE RACIST COMMENTS!!!! Crimes are committed by desperate people. Regardless of color. It seems to me that you need to read your Bible......
The Atlanta Avenger January 23, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Oh boo hoo. 98% of young black thugs wear dark hoodies. Lord forbid someone says a word about it. How about concentrating on the crimes they commit and the victims? You're all so busy putting the little angel Trayvon on a pedestal you ignore the facts. He jumped on Zimmerman not the other way around. That's why he wasn't charged for over a month. There wasn't a crime. When I see young thugs in black hoodies I keep my eyes on them since so many of them carry guns and commit crimes.

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