Woman recalls attack while in drive-through ATM on Indianapolis east side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 30, 2015)-- An Indianapolis woman says she was stabbed several times while using a drive-through ATM on the city’s east side.

Sarah Bennett says the female attacker demanded money, whipped out a switch blade and started cutting her.  Bennett reported the attack occurred Sunday morning near Franklin and Post roads. She said a woman wearing a hooded sweatshirt approached her car, asking for help. Bennett says the woman then demanded money, and within seconds, started cutting her with a switch blade.

“She said ‘you will give me money’ and that's when she just started stabbing, and I have blood all inside my car and everything,” says Bennett.

The incident left Bennett with several gashes on her arm, face and even neck. One wound required 60 stiches, Bennett says.

Bennett says she believes the blade used was at least 8-inches long. She said the suspect wedged her way in between the car mirror, asked for help and then attacked her. Bennett said she fought back.

“I was gonna hold her down and wait for the police,” says Bennett. “I was not going to give up and let her do something else to someone else.”

Bennett says the attacker fled to her car, but Bennett says she got out of her car and went after the suspect.

“That's when I followed behind her, and I grabbed her by the head of the hair and I said ‘You aren't leaving, not after you cut me up,” says Bennett.

The suspect eventually got into her car and drove away, after a bystander intervened. Bennett describes her attacker as a woman in her mid-20’s, with reddish-brown hair. She was wearing a turquoise-hooded sweatshirt.

Lawrence Police want you to be on the lookout for a black Mitsubishi spider convertible. If you have any information on this case, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.

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