GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - An afternoon shopping trip turned to the bizarre and dangerous for an unsuspecting victim at a store near Stone Mountain.
“I walked into Ross, I was doing some shopping within the ladies’ section,” said Dina Bingham, the victim.
She said two men surprised and assaulted her inside the store with a big heavy dirty yellow blanket.
“Out of nowhere I feel this blanket over my head and something pulling and I just fought it off and by the time I looked around I saw two men and they started running,” said Bingham.
Gwinnett County Police released surveillance pictures of the two men where one of the men is seen carrying the yellow blanket.
Bingham has no idea why they attacked her.
“I heard all kinds of theories from different people, one person said it could be a game. Another one said it could be a gang initiation gone wrong,” said Bingham.
Corporal Wilbert Rundles, with the Gwinnett County Police Department, said it’s unclear if the two men followed Ms. Bingham into the store or if she was chosen randomly.
“If they were in there to commit a further crime of a higher aggravated nature of kidnapping or what. Those are some questions we’d like to get answers to,” said Corporal Rundles.
Dina Bingham is now walking a little slower with a brace on her ankle
She also said she’s working with her doctor for a neck injury.
Making matters more difficult, according to the police report, the assistant manager at the store refused to show police video footage of the May incident because she was too busy checking out customers.
“She said she had footage that the cameras were working in the area but she refused to get it,” said Bingham.
She told FOX 5 News she hopes the two men who attacked her are caught before someone is surprised and assaulted.
“I hope they find whoever did it so no one else gets injured no one else has to go through this,” said Bingham.
A corporate spokesman for Ross sent FOX 5 News this statement:
“Onsite security and management at Ross Dress for Less have provided the police with the information they requested on this incident. We remain in full cooperation with law enforcement officials.”