FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Collin County woman is bruised but recovering after she says she was punched by a stranger in downtown Fort Worth.READ MORE: Police: 1 Deputy Killed, 2 Wounded In Ambush At Texas Bar
Jennifer Leedy told CBS 11 she and her daughters were walking to their car Sunday, which was parked in a lot off Throckmorton when it happened.
“We were talking. We were laughing. We were having a good time. Beautiful day. All of the sudden, he just charged before I even knew what was happening. This person just charged right at me and knocked me down to the ground,” said Leedy. “Made sure everyone was okay. I can just think is something else coming. Some other punch some other kick… I remember looking down the street and he was running and he turned to the right… I feel very, very lucky. Very lucky. That the weapon of choice was a fist. And it wasn’t a gun or a knife. Or anything else that you hear nightmares about.”
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Leedy said she will need surgery for her broken nose.
Her attacker got away.
But on Wednesday, police arrested David Earl Thomas, Junior, 34, of Bedford, for the attack.
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