An Indianapolis woman said she was beaten up and robbed by two men on her way home through Garfield Park Monday night.
Jennifer Kelly bought a pack of cigarettes at the Dinner Bell near the park and was walking home heading westbound on Conservatory Drive just west of Shelby Street.
"I didn't see anything. I didn't hear anything. All I know is that I was on the ground," explained Kelly.
She said one of the men held her down, while the other looked for cash on her body and beat her.
"He put his hand across my face and said 'Oh you got a pretty face, a pretty face. I wanna 'f’ up your face’ and just started pounding and pounding and pounding,” she explained. "They got underneath my shirt, ripped my bra out. They took my shoes off."
She said she tried to fight back, but it only made the men more angry.
"They said 'Lay still. Lay still. The more you fight, the closer to death you're gonna come,'" she said. "I wasn't gonna end up killed or raped. I was gonna keep fighting as long as I could."
After almost 10 minutes of the struggle, Kelly said, they finally left her there, taking just $10 and a pack of cigarettes. She called 911 and ran after the men only to see which way they went. She’s terrified they will strike again.
"Why would somebody do that to you? Over anything?," Kelly asked. "I don't want anyone to ever have to go through this. 'Cause the next victim won't live through it, what I went through. I guarantee it."
She said she got a good look at one of her attackers who she described as a white man, about 25 years old, with a spikey goatee.