HARRIS COUNTY - A violent attack at a bank in northwest Harris County has a preschool teacher fearing for her and her daughter's safety.
The woman, who does not want to be identified, said the attack happened on Mother's Day around 6:40 p.m. at the Wells Fargo bank on FM 1960 and the North Freeway.
"I don't understand what motivates people to be violent to people they don't know," said the victim.
The woman said she ran an errand to get cash from the ATM, and seconds after she got out of the car, she was attacked.
"I came around to get my daughter out of the car. Before I opened the door, the attacker came and started hitting me in my head," she said.
The preschool teacher does not know who her attacker was, but believes she was kicked and punched by a woman.
"The first thing I felt was a blow to the head," she said. "Repeated blows to the head all coming from the side. I just started to fight back. Then she pulled my hair and I was on the ground."
She tried to protect her face and tried not to let the suspect see her young daughter who was still her car seat.
"First instinct as a mom is to not let your child know what was going on," she said. "You don't want them knowing she's in the vehicle."
The attacker never noticed the toddler in the car. And nothing was taken from the victim.
She was hospitalized for a severe concussion.
While the Harris County Sheriff's Office continues their investigation, the woman is asking for anyone who might have witnessed the attack to call police.
She said on that Sunday, someone saw something because during the struggle, at least one car honked their horn.
"They just kept honking repeatedly urgently honking and drove by," she said.
But, she said, no one stopped to help.
The bank has surveillance cameras inside the lobby and near the ATM, but not in the parking lot.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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