Brutal Big Spring Attack Leaves Neighbors Frightened

Brutal Big Spring Attack Leaves Neighbors Frightened

An elderly woman stabbed, sexually assaulted and left for dead. Now, residents say they're scared to sleep in their own homes.
BIG SPRING, TX (Local Big 2 News) -- A brutal attack in Big Spring. An elderly woman stabbed, sexually assaulted, and left for dead, early Thursday morning. Now, Big Spring residents say they're scared to sleep in their own homes.

"I'm going to start locking my door, and start being more aware of who is out here," said neighbor Isabel Garcia.

Something Isabel Garcia felt she never had to do in Big Spring.

"I always thought this was a safe neighborhood," said Garcia.

But now, residents worry about their safety after a brutal attack Thursday.

"It's sick, it's sick, it's sad," said neighbor David Collins.

Police say, an elderly woman sexually assaulted, stabbed multiple times, and left on the side of the road.

"For things like that to happen, it's terrifying," said Garcia.

"It kind of scared me, it kind of made me stay up late, you know watching what's going on," said Jesse Garcia.

The crime has neighbors like Jesse Garcia taking extra safety measures.

"I'm going to secure my doors better this time, put on another lock on the back door and front door," said Garcia.

Others like David Collins, turn to guard dogs.

"I got a Shepherd in the backyard, I got a Boxer in the front," said Collins.

Garcia told me she feels vulnerable after learning the attacker sought out a defenseless elderly woman.

"I think I consider myself a pretty strong woman, but when you have somebody breaking in with a weapon or just by force..." said Garcia.

You feel helpless.

"It's scary," said Collins.
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