Ohio State police are investigating a rash of violent attacks near campus.
Police Crime Analysts were tracking the crimes for trends, welcome news to victims.
Kate Bryant said that she was trying to remain strong after a traumatizing night near campus. She was attacked while walking home early Sunday morning.
Bryant said that she was walking along Indianola Avenue when she was approached by three men. She said she had a bad feeling about the situation, but that it was too late.
“As soon as I got up to them, one of them just pushed me down, grabbing me,” Bryant said.
Scared and confused, Bryant was not sure what would happen next.
“There was a brief moment where I thought, for sure, he was going to take me,” Bryant said. “I didn’t think that he wanted to rob me. I thought that he wanted me as a person.”
Thinking the worst, Bryant did everything she could to fight off her attacker.
“I was screaming, telling him, ‘No, you’re not going to do this, no this isn’t happening,’ and was pushing him off me,” Bryant said.
Bryant said the men grabbed her phone and then took off.
The attack came just hours after an even more violent robbery nearby on East 17th Avenue where a student was robbed at gunpoint.
“I’m never walking home alone again,” Bryant said. “That's never ever going to happen. I don’t think I'll ever let anyone walk home alone."
Police said that they were focusing extra patrols in the area.
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