(NationalFile) A woman who was brutally beaten by her Somali teen neighbor says she was failed by the system after her aggressor was released for having an IQ of 49.
ABC affiliate First Coast News reported about the violent assault that left Alicia Clarke with a broken nose, covered in blood and bruises.
Clarke says that she had just gone for a run around the block to find that her iPhone and shoes were missing.
Using an app to track down her phone, she discovered that it was on the property grid. She said, “I open my back door to call it and I hear it in my neighbor’s backyard behind me.”
As she tried to recover her belongings, she jumped over the suspect’s fence at which point a neighbor, who had seen the robbery, told the Somali teen that they were calling the police.
When she got into the neighbor’s garden, she was tackled to the ground by the teen, who was identified by Clarke’s sister as “Hassan,” who began pulling her hair and kicking her.
He left momentarily to grab a weapon which turned out to be a metal rod to continue the brutal assault, where he stabbed her in the head and face.
The teen was initially charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary and third-degree assault.
But, to Clarke’s dismay, the case was dismissed on account of the teen’s IQ of 49.
Hassan is a 15 year old refugee from Somalia who lives with his family. He is 6’ and approx 175lbs, much larger than my sister. He has broken into Alicia’s car 3 different times and broken into another neighbors house. The police were involved every single time and reported that nothing could be done since he was a minor.