Homeless Man Beats Elderly Woman As She Walked With Her Husband In Unprovoked Attack


BRADENTON, FLORIDA — A woman is recovering from head injuries after she was attacked while walking with her husband at a shopping center in Florida. The attack, which police say was unprovoked, happened quickly and could have easily had deadly consequences.

A 68-year-old woman was hospitalized with a fractured skull, after she was attacked while walking at a Bradenton shopping center. Law enforcement said the attack was completely random and unprovoked.

Deputies say the victim was walking with her husband at the Paradise Bay shopping plaza, 7110 Cortez Road W., when Steven Sikkema, 37, came from behind them, shouted “I’m going to get you,” and slammed the woman’s head into a wall.

via bradenton.com

Police were able to find Sikkema and take him into custody after witnesses gave them a description. He is currently sitting in jail, where he’ll hopefully stay.

This type of attack would absolutely justify the drawing of a firearm in order to defend this woman. Of course carrying a firearm isn’t for everyone, but other options are available as well. Luckily, police were able to find this thug and quickly get him away from the public, but sometimes it’s not so easy.

Having tools to help you survive an attack, and to stop the attacker, should be seriously considered by everyone. Whether it’s a firearm, pepper spray, a knife, or training in martial arts, the more tools and training you have the better your odds will be.

We wish this woman a speedy and full recovery.

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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