When a 75-year-old great-grandmother was shopping at an Atlanta Wal-Mart Sunday morning, she needed to sit in one of the store’s mobility scooters.
“I always ride because my knees are bad,” she told WSB-TV.
And then her ride took a scary turn.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the woman, Sandra McClung, accidentally ran into another shopper. The pair were in the bread aisle, WSB said, and the other shopper was angry.
So much so that shopper cursed at McClung to move out the way, the paper said.
But McClung wasn’t about to let the woman get away with the insult.
“As I went around her, I said, ‘You’re the b***h,’” she told WSB.
With that, the woman sucker-punched McClung and then beat her in the face, the paper said, adding that the police report indicated McClung’s nose was “bleeding profusely.”
WSB said the attacker punched the victim five times in the face.
“I had my glasses on and she just kept socking me in the glasses and then she socked me in my mouth because my mouth is real sore,” she told the station, which reported that her arms are bruised from trying to defend herself.
“I kept screaming ‘Help!’ ” the victim told WSB. “Nobody came.”
When store security arrived, the attacker was long gone. The station said the attacker could face simple assault and battery charges.
“There had to be something wrong with her because you just don’t do that,” the victim told WSB.
Editor’s note: A cellphone was dropped at the scene, and police initially named the cellphone’s owner as a suspect. But police later determined the cellphone had been stolen and that its owner was not a suspect in the case.
This story has been updated.