Police report that a brutal attack on a 26-year-old woman knocked her unconscious on Halloween night.
The woman reports being struck on the back of the head and knocked out. Police met with her the next morning after friends had taken her to Massachusetts General Hospital. She was suffering from injuries to her face, mouth and arm, police report.
But that doesn't describe her whole ordeal. As WBZ reports, the woman's friends say she was also dragged across the grass, lost several teeth and had her sweater torn off. Police told WBZ the woman was not sexually assaulted.
The victim had been walking home from a convenience store when the attack took place in the area of Lawrence Street near the Phipps Street Burying Ground. The woman was able to get herself home, where she passed out again. Friends helped her get to the hospital about 4 a.m. on Nov. 1, police say.
Some neighbors were shocked at the brutality.
"This used to be place where wives and mothers felt safe to walk the streets," neighbor Sean Riley told 7News. "I wish it was again."