Assaulted student needs help to find her attacker

Russ Lindquist

ATTACKER’S DESCRIPTION UPDATED: 2/10/2010, 7:50pm

(from left) Officer Bashir Abdi receives info from Tanya Barho, while Health Services nurse Anne Taylor comforts the victim who is accompanied by a friend
(from left) Officer Bashir Abdi receives info from Tanya Barho, while Health Services nurse Anne Taylor comforts the victim who is accompanied by a friend (Photo: Russ Lindquist)

Russ Lindquist

GROSSMONT COLLEGE, Feb. 8–Sara, a Grossmont student, was attacked in broad daylight and in front of her friends.  Eye-witness Tanya Barho, the victim’s cousin said of the attacker, “The girl seemed high.”

Campus Police Officers Frank Laveaga and Bashir Abdi responded to the assault which occurred at about 3:30pm, in front of the tech-mall.  The officers were unable to comment, having left to search for the attacker who, according to witness Barho, “kept asking my if she knew her.”

Of the incident, Barho said, “Inside the tech mall she was just trying to pretty much befriend us – she kept asking my cousin to exchange phone numbers with her, but then outside, my cousin was saying bye to her friend, then turned around to look at me, and the girl punched her in the face, yelled at my cousin, and ran.”

Barho described the attacker as female, approximately 5’5-5’6; very thin; hair that was short, damaged, dirty blond; big dark blue round eyes; wearing a nose ring; Caucasian-American; and probably in her early 20’s; clothes: a flowing, big fuchsia shirt and a plain white tank top under; dark blue skinny jeans; she was wearing crystal heart earrings and had a lot of random necklaces on.

Because the confrontation began inside the tech-mall, there is a chance that someone may be able to step forward, identify the attacker, and help to bring her to justice.  Anyone with information should contact campus police (619.644.7654).

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Lindquist is managing editor of the GC Summit; email him at [email protected]