PD: Woman calls 911 while being pistol-whipped

Posted at 9:20 AM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 09:20:32-05

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A 911 call captured a terrified woman's screams for help as she was attacked on a walk home early Sunday morning.

Heidi Andres said she was near the Townhomes East housing complex, just off Verity Parkway and 18th Street, when a man followed her and pointed a gun at her.

"He said, 'Give me your money.' I said, 'I don't have any money.' He said, 'Give me your phone.' He started to try to grab it," Andres said.

Andres said she fell down but kept the phone, with a 911 dispatcher on the other end, up to her ear. That's when the man was pistol-whipping her, she said.

"I was on the phone right here, and he kept beating me like three or four times, like on my head and hurt my ear," Andres said.

A Middletown police dog was able to track the attacker's trail but eventually lost the scent when it crossed over a road.

Andres went to Middletown Police Department headquarters Tuesday to give a description of her attacker, so that police can make a sketch.

"I want him to be in jail for doing this," she said.

If you know anything about the attack, call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

Watch the video in the media player above to hear Andres' 911 call.