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Victim Forces Attacker to Hold ‘I BEAT WOMEN’ Sign

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TAMPA, Fla. (WRIC)—A Florida woman's idea of justice is causing quite a stir; instead of pressing charges against her alleged attacker, she made him sit in a busy intersection for hours, wearing a dunce cap and holding a sign that reads, "I BEAT WOMEN. HONK IF I'M A SCUMBAG."

Alisha Hessler, 20, says she met the man last weekend at a club, but on the way home, he started making unwanted sexual advances in the backseat of the car. She asked him to stop, and that's when things turned violent.

"He started beating me repeatedly, until I had a broken nose and a concussion," Hessler said.

Hessler was taken to the hospital for her injuries. She filed a police report the next morning when officers were called to her home, but she declined to press charges. Hessler found her attacker on Facebook and gave him an ultimatum instead.

"I can either press charges and have you arrested for a year, or I can have you sit outside at a busy intersection for eight hours holding up a sign that says, ‘I beat women,'" Hessler said.

Hessler's attacker chose the latter in lieu of jail time. Domestic violence experts warn that this is not the way to go.

According to ABC Action News, Hessler has stopped returning calls from the Tampa Police Department.

 

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