Mother punched in face; suspect at large
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida mother is speaking out after she was punched in the face while walking her kids to school.
Myra Williams, a single mother of five was walking her children to school Thursday morning in Miramar.
Williams said a strange man was walking in her direction when he hit her in the face and fled. "He just punched me right in the face, and he took off running, and this was early in the morning while I’m walking my kids to school," said Williams. "He had no regards for my children, and that’s not safe."
Williams’ 10-year-old daughter Mykara and her brother saw the whole scene unfold. "Her lip was busted and bleeding and swollen, and she couldn’t even open her eye." said Mykara.
Neighbors quickly called 911. "It just happened so fast. He came out of no where," said Williams.
Williams has a fracture in her cheekbone and a swollen eye. She said she wants parents to watch their surroundings no matter what. "My message for today is that it can happen to anyone. Don’t ever think it can't be you, in the presence of your children or not," Williams said.
Police are investigating the case.
If you have any information on this unprovoked beating, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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