‘Ottawa’ Two Men Beat a Calgary Mother with a Hockey Stick in Road Rage: Police
Calgary police are searching for two men after a woman was beaten in full view of her nine-year-old daughter following a random incident of road rage on Wednesday.
Karalie Red Old Man was driving a black Dodge Caravan southbound on 4th Street N.W., around 5:40 p.m. near the intersection of 40th Ave N.W., when a BMW unsuccessfully attempted to pass her due to oncoming traffic.
Police allege the BMW then aggressively tailgated Red Old Man to the West Mount Pleasant Arena, where the BMW boxed her in and two men exited the vehicle.
The men then allegedly demanded the Red Old Man get out and fight them, when she refused, the suspects used a hockey stick to break her windows.
Red Old Man told Global Calgary the attack was vicious and unexpected.
She tried to flee but was stopped when her vehicle hit the suspect’s car. The men then pulled her out of the car and assaulted her, at times using the hockey stick as a weapon.
“He grabbed my hair and pulled my head out the window I couldn’t get my arms out to fight back he started banging my neck and my face and my mouth on the window where he pulled me out. My daughter was screaming and crying to stop and he still wouldn’t stop,” she said.
“When I grabbed the hockey stick I was trying to protect myself and buy time until my husband got there I wasn’t sure what to do,” she added.
Police confirm her husband came to her initial rescue, after seeing the incident from the arena.
The two men fled the scene in their vehicle.
CPS District three commander Darren Leggatt said the two men allegedly involved acted in a cowardly way after such a trivial traffic issue.
“I’m shaken by this. A minor traffic disagreement with two people results in a woman being dragged from her car in front of her children and beaten? It’s a characterization of cowardice,” he said.
Leggatt said Red Old Man will heal physically, but the effects of the incident could be long lasting.
“How is she supposed to feel safe on the streets of any city knowing there are people that are willing to stoop to this low level and perpetrate a crime against an innocent person,” he added.
The suspects are both described as being in their early 20s, with dark brown or black hair and medium builds. One was wearing light grey or white clothing on his upper body.
The suspect vehicle is described as silver, two-door BMW car with an Alberta license plate.
Police say it’s very likely the BMW has extensive damage to the front passenger side and possibly the front bumper.
Anyone with information is urged to call police.