A woman in Woodley, England, was attacked recently while she stood waiting for an elevator. Police say the assault was completely unprovoked, and although the incident left the victim relatively uninjured, The Wokingham Times reports that she was very emotionally shaken after the encounter.
The 27-year-old woman was standing by herself when the female attacker approached. She immediately began punching and shouting at the victim, and took off after the assault. Police are still searching for the woman and are asking anybody who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.
"There were people around at the time and I believe someone must have heard or seen something," police officer Jen Cooney told the news source.
Pepper spray can be an effective way to boost personal safety for those who are concerned about suffering a similar fate. Experts recommend carrying the device in an easy-to-reach location, such as a keychain, so that it can be taken out quickly if necessary.