(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A REAL Concerned Citizen has come forward to us with her terrifying incident that took place this evening around 7:05 pm. She tells us the frightening situation took place on Red River Road near the old PACI building, which is now the Lakehead University Bora Laskin Faculty of Law School.
The woman tells us that she was headed up Red River Road near Magnus Theatre when she was stopped at the red light by the law school. She says that she drives this route often as she works just down the street a bit. She felt strange about being stopped at the light during the evening, as it is used mainly for students to cross the road at daytime. There was also nobody in the immediate area around the stop lights.
While stopped at the crosswalk, she didn’t think much more of the fact there was no one in sight when she noticed something out of the corner of her eye. Two men rushed up to the vehicle from her driver side and before she knew it, there was another man on the passenger side of her vehicle. The man on the passenger side of the vehicle was wielding a bat and all three men were wearing hoodies that rendered their faces indescribable.
The group was pulling on her door handles repeatedly while yelling at her to “GET OUT” simultaneously hitting the windows with their hands. Her reaction was to punch the gas pedal, speeding out of the dangerous situation. She blew through the red light.
Police have been notified and a report was filed, but that didn’t calm this woman’s worry, she is admittedly “shook to the core”. The woman would like to tell the public to be mindful of their surroundings and always keep your doors locked while driving. She did not manage to get a good description of the culprits.
A big shout out to the man at the Esso gas station that she had gone to immediately after this occurrence. She says he calmed her down and stayed with her until the Thunder Bay Police Service arrived. It is much appreciated.
Anyone with information about this incident, or if you have had a similar encounter, please contact the Thunder Bay Police Service at 807-684-1200. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can reach out to Crime Stoppers via their website at https://www.p3tips.com/273
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