INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 19, 2015)– Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are looking for a man suspected of using a stun gun to repeatedly shock a pregnant woman during an attempted robbery on the city’s west side.
The 23-year-old expectant mother told police the man also kicked her in the stomach several times, despite apparently knowing that she was pregnant.
The victim told investigators she had just arrived home in the Mariners Village Apartment complex near US 136 and I-465 around 9:30 p.m. Monday. As she was entering her apartment, a man wearing all black clothing and a ski mask forced his way through the door. He was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and a flashlight stun gun.
The victim told police the man forced her into her bedroom and began kicking her in the stomach and tasing her with the stun gun. She says he kicked and tased her 7 or 8 times. During the attack, the man kept asking “Where does your brother keep his stuff?” She assumed he meant drugs.
“I think what you’re seeing is someone trying to paralyze a victim,” said IMPD Officer Chris Wilburn. “Put so much fear in them initially that they, what we call in law enforcement terminology, fight, flight or fright.”
At one point, the attacker said that he was not going to kill the woman because she was pregnant.
He also said “If your brother wants to be in the streets, tell him G-Money is looking for him,” according to an IMPD incident report.
After the assault, the man grabbed the woman’s cell phone and ran out the door. The woman was checked out by medics and transported to an area hospital for further treatment.
Hospital officials said Tuesday morning that the woman had been treated and released, and her baby was okay.
Although the mask concealed the suspect’s face, the woman said he appeared to be approximately 5’9’’ or 5’10’’ tall, with a thin build between the ages of 24 and 26. Investigators hope someone will be able to tip them off about his whereabouts.
“With somebody like that, the violence could escalate,” Wilburn said. “If you’re going to do this to a helpless woman who is pregnant, who has done nothing, and you’re going to physically kick her in the stomach and tase her, then we have a problem and we need to get this person incarcerated.”
Police also say the case is a disturbing reminder that people involved in criminal activity often put their own loved ones in danger.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call IMPD, or Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.