ifhqa · 2021-04-05

ATM kiosk safe haven for assault victim

A woman fought off a drunken assailant and barricaded herself in a downtown ATM kiosk last week.

Midland police report the woman was walking in the area of King Street and Hugel Avenue around 7 a.m. on April 1 when she was approached by an intoxicated male.

The man grabbed her and tried to push her to the ground, but the woman was able to escape and flee to the relative safety of a nearby ATM kiosk.

The thug fled when the woman called police, but officers found him a short time later.

The 20-year-old man has been charged with assault and two counts of breach of probation.