“I’ve lived in Mt. Pleasant for years, and it’s clear that the city is failing our neighbors and lives are at risk.”

3100 block of Mount Pleasant Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Assault with deadly weapon on Mt. Pleasant St NW on Sunday, November 19th at 12pm

On Sunday, November 19th at 12pm, I was sitting on the Sun’s Cinema patio on Mt. Pleasant Street NW with two friends. We were eating lunch with our two dogs when we were approached by an agitated individual known in the neighborhood.

The dogs began to bark, and this person became activated and started yelling threats. I was unable to de-escalate the situation.

I took my phone out and told her that I would call the cops if she didn’t move along. At this point, she came onto the patio and threatened to stab me and to slit our dogs’ throats. She then removed half a pair of butcher shears from her pants and came onto the enclosed patio. A physical altercation ensued, I was able to get the weapon away from her, but it all resulted in me seeking medical attention for a (human) bite wounds and cuts, facial and hand x-rays, and concussion testing.

My friend who was managing the dogs called 911 twice — and the the MPD’s response was more than lackluster, failing to appear after two calls and only arriving on scene after my friend found a cop car parked outside of the now defunct 7/11.

This is all to say: this individual is known in the neighborhood, specifically for her erratic behavior and dislike of dogs. Other neighbors have been threatened by her (one had a brick thrown at her; another dodged a punch). It’s clear that she is unwell, and is in need of help from the city. This unhoused neighbor was later seen later that afternoon outside of my apartment building and around the block. I’ve lived in Mt. Pleasant for years, and it’s clear that the city is failing our neighbors and lives are at risk.

Physical descriptor:

Black female, ~5’2”, very slight build,40s/50s, shaved hair/very closely cropped dark hair. Known to hang out in the area around 7/11

I wanted to bring attention to this situation and other dog owners in Mt. Pleasant. A warm thank you, too, to MtP local businesses assisting with acquiring camera footage and being very kind, including Dollar Star, Irving Spirits, and Mount Pleasant Pharmacy. This thanks also includes all of my community members who have gone to the end of the world to help me process this attack.”

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