Woman fends off would-be rapist with frying pan

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 11:48 EDT
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Frank Harrison's head after frying pan attack
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A woman in the Boston suburbs served up some rough justice to a would-be rapist by striking him in the head with a frying pan. According to CBS News, the suspect allegedly threatened the woman with a knife after luring her to his room at an Extended Stay America hotel.

Police arrived at the hotel at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday and found Frank Harrison, 46, covered in blood from multiple head injuries. The woman reported to police that she and Harrison had met the night before at a party and that he had used a lie to trick her into coming to his room, then attacked her.

She fought back with the first thing that came to hand, a frying pan, which she used to strike several blows to Harrison’s head.

Police arrested Harrison and charged him with kidnapping, armed assault with attempt to rape and indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14, said CBS Boston.

Harrison claimed that the woman was trying to rob him and that he was only attempting to defend himself with the knife. He will remain in custody until at least Friday.

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David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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