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She Was Alone When He Attacked Her. She Had No Conventional Weapons. But She Didn't Give in. She 'Fought Like a Girl.

"There was someone behind me, an object at my throat, and someone said, 'We're going for a ride.'"

A Minnesota woman is speaking out after she successfully warded off an attacker by "fighting like a girl." (Image source: KTSP)

A Minnesota woman credits "fighting like a girl" for saving her life.

In 2012, Angela Champagne-From was attacked and stabbed with a hunting knife in a downtown Minneapolis parking lot. She's now sharing her story.

"There was someone behind me, an object at my throat, and someone said, 'We're going for a ride,'" she told KSPT-TV.

Angela Champagne-From is speaking out after she successfully warded off an attacker by "fighting like a girl." (Image source: KTSP)

But 48-year-old Robert John Meyers targeted the wrong woman that April day.

Champagne-From says she "fought like a girl" and did everything she could to scare him off.

"[I] scratched, screamed, bit, hit my horn, I mule kicked him backwards, I reasoned with him," she told KSPT-TV.

[sharequote align="center"]"[I] scratched, screamed, bit, hit my horn, I mule kicked him backwards, I reasoned with him."[/sharequote]

"I was fighting like a girl, it wasn't my time," she added.

Her attacker agreed.

As Meyers left Champagne-From with a stab wound, she says he told her, "You're lucky you're a fighter."

Now, Champagne-From is speaking out, encouraging other women to enroll in self-defense classes and never stop fighting.

KSPT-TV also reports she is launching a non-profit called the FLAG Foundation, which stands for "fight like a girl."

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