Woman, attacker fight
KANNAPOLIS ó A woman ended up in the hospital after fighting off a robber who tried to shoot her. The gun apparently misfired.
The woman, of Crescent Street, and her 9-year-old were returning home Sunday around 8:15 p.m. when a man with a gun came up to them.
Sgt. Chris Nesbitt of the Kannapolis Police said Hobson refused to give up her pocketbook and packages, resulting in a struggle.
Hobson told police that during the struggle she was forced toward the side of the house.
Hobson also told police that he pointed the gun at her and pulled the trigger but the gun did not fire.
Nesbitt said Hobson told police that later the man pointed the gun in the air, pulled the trigger multiple times and it fired.
She was struck in the head with the gun, possibly multiple times, sustaining lacerations. She also lost a tooth.
She was taken to CMC- NorthEast for treatment.
Nesbitt said the area off South Main Street is a quiet area and hasn’t had any similar incidents.
The man is described as a black in his 40s, approximately 5 foot 7 inches, weighing 165 pounds. He had a salt and pepper beard. He was wearing a grey hoodie.
Although police have a suspect, they are asking for anyone with information to call 704-920-4001.