An Ocean Beach woman left a bar on Newport Avenue in the early morning hours of November 1, only to wake up covered in blood and being rescued by her neighbors.
She told me she was walking home alone and was near her house on Saratoga Avenue and Cable Street, next to the Sacred Heart Academy, and that was the last thing she remembers.
Her neighbors found her on their lawn, covered from head to toe with blood that was oozing out of a deep wound on her head. She didn't remember being hit by anyone or falling and was missing her cell phone.
The victim was taken to the hospital, where they gave her an MRI to see if she had a concussion (she didn’t), but the gash was so deep, she needed eight stitches internally and seven staples on the outside of her wound.
The woman said she didn't report the incident to police because she was fuzzy on the details. A homeless person found her phone and returned it to her.
The attack does fit the M.O. of some of the assaults that have occurred in Ocean Beach during the past few months; several victims were grabbed or hit from behind.