By WECT Staff | May 25, 2020 at 1:09 PM EDT – Updated May 26 at 3:45 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – C.C. Corey says she was assaulted and robbed by the boat docks at Greenfield Lake on Friday, May 22.
According to the Wilmington Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Good Shepherd House just before 3 p.m. in reference to an assault.
Corey says she was minding her own business when three women and a man started taunting her before attacking her causing injuries to her head, chest, arms and legs. She says they also stole her cell phone from her backpack.
“I turned my back and went to put my book bag on, and they grab me by the hair,” said Corey. “Then they slammed me down on the boardwalk and they kept kicking me in the head over and over and over again.”
Staff at Good Shepherd called 911 after Corey walked in and stated she had been assaulted and robbed. She was then transported to Cape Fear Hospital by on-scene paramedics.
Corey says she doesn’t know the names of the people that beat her up but remembers seeing them staying at the same hotel she’s been staying at and feels like she was targeted.
“They had a feeling that’s the reason why they got kicked out was because of me,” said Corey. “That is completely not right. I had nothing to do with it.”
“When they approached me, I told him straight out, ‘Look I don’t know you, I have nothing to do with you, I’m not talking to you,’” added Corey.
The attack has now left some people questioning how safe they feel around one of Wilmington’s most popular places.
“I did hear about the situation this morning and I was very hesitant about coming here,” said Shona Campbell of Wilmington. “However, I called one of my friends and I feel safe out here with them.”
“Unfortunately, these things happen sometimes,” added Mark Sinnis. “When they do happen, I wouldn’t want my girlfriend walking around probably at night alone in this area. During the daytime, I guess now it’s questionable.”
Anyone with information on the situation is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609 or use tip708.com for anonymous methods.
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