By: Kyle James | 11-17-2017 | News
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Washington Woman Savagely Beaten After Warning Bystanders Of A Man Fondling Himself

A woman in Federal Way, Washington was severely beaten Monday leaving her with several broken bones in her face. Authorities speculate the beating may have been motivated by her effort to help others by warning the public of a man who asked her for directions and then fondled himself.

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Amanda Edwards, 35, was walking home from a Safeway parking lot when she was attacked. Edwards became choked up when she recalled the attack saying, "Definitely wasn't a fair fight." The 35-year-old mother of three was at Safeway buying dinner for her family around 6:15 Monday night.

As Edwards left Safeway, a man pulled up in a car and fondled himself while he asked for directions. "You have to have a pretty crazy mind to go around and think that it’s OK to do something like that," Edwards added. She yelled at the driver to get lost and he drove up to another mother and child walking through the parking lot.

Edwards attempted to photograph the man's car while yelling at other customers to stay away which prompted the offender to drive off. She continued home thinking the whole ordeal was over, "The next thing I know I was waking up on the ground [before] running home. I didn’t realize I had been hit multiple times in my face."

Apparently, she had been knocked out from behind and badly beaten, quite possibly because of her effort to warn others of the predator. Edwards conveyed her fears knowing the man has not been caught, "The thought that I can’t walk out the door without feeling like this guy is somewhere around here–that hits so close to home."

Edward's injuries were severe, she suffered four fractures in her face and will have to get surgical plates to reconstruct her cheeks. "I’ve never had that fear in my life. I’ve never felt like I can’t walk and be free and protect myself. He put time into following me and getting out of his car and running up on me and attacking me and I feel like if he got away with it, he would probably feel like he can do it again."

"He was extremely aggressive and when he came up and he said ‘I got you’ and when he started laughing–it was one of the most evil laughs I’ve heard," Edwards said. "I mean to me he had a rapist mentality."

Authorities are still searching for the attacker who Edwards described as a Pacific Islander male in his 20's to 30's and a slim but solid build. The vehicle he drove was a 4-door white sedan, possibly a Ford Focus with extensive damage to the vehicles passenger side.

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