Shoes aren't just for walkin' anymore. In seems that in Dallas, they are also brutal weapons.
Police say that a woman used her stiletto heel to stab a rival in the eye and then beat her friend until she lost consciousness. Both the victims of the shoe attack had to be hospitalized and the woman struck in the eye may be disfigured for life.
Vanessa Sarmientos, 26, and Jordan Pope, 21, were coming home from a Dallas nightclub Nov. 1, when they were approached by two other women who may have been following them, The Dallas Morning News reports. According to police, Sarmientos and Pope had been involved in an altercation with the two women earlier in the evening, but now the violence escalated.
One of the women, brandishing the stiletto, struck Sarmientos in the eye, and then continued to beat Pope. The Morning News reports that jealousy may have played a role in the attack. Pope evidently was seen talking to an employee at Wish Ultralounge.
The suspects in the shoe attack are still at large. If police are able to identify them, charges will likely include aggravated assault. Aggravated assault generally includes assault with the use of a weapon, and can take into account the status of the victim, the intent of the perpetrator, and the degree of injury caused. It is less likely police will charge the attacker with assault with a deadly weapon, but anything is possible.
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