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Attack Victim Thinks She was "Target"
NEWPORT, Ky. (Joe Webb) -- Debra Bowling says the attack at her Newport home that left her beaten and her brother stabbed is still a mystery.
Why I answered that door and opened that door I still dont know, Bowling said Thursday afternoon squinting through a swollen and bruised left eye.
She answered the door of her Newport home about 1 oclock Tuesday morning and a man in a Halloween mask barged in and started beating her.
Bowlings brother Todd Thompson, who was asleep in another room, came to her assistance. Thompson was stabbed 3 times in a fight with the man. They ripped off his mask and got a good look at him but he got away.
Bowling thinks the man specifically came to hurt her but she cant understand why.
I dont know how I couldve picked up an enemy like this. But to hit someone the way he did me-thats all I could think of is its an enemy. When I didnt recognize the person I dont really know what to believe now.
The intruder left behind the mask, the knife he used to stab Thompson and some other items that are now in the hands of Newport police.
They are looking for a clean cut white male in his early 20s. The suspect is about 6 feet tall and has dark hair. Bowling and Thompson say the man is good looking and has a long, thin face. Police hope to put together a photo lineup to show the two on Friday.
Bowling is anxious for an arrest.
Im really hoping because Im petrified. I really am. Youre not comfortable where you live. Its terrible and Im usually totally comfortable around here.
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