TACOMA, Wash. - Hang Hoang lies in ICU, recovering from a terrifying attack. She was walking home from a graveyard shift at a local McDonalds when her mom says she noticed a truck following her.
“She said she feel like somebody stalking her, follow her,” said Toy Dengkhounxay
To get away, the young woman picked up her pace and tried to cut through a parking lot, but police say the driver of the truck caught up with her on the side of a Goodwill store and hit her. That's when the victim says she yelled at the driver.
“She told him why what are you doing, I have a son, I have a kid at home, why you want to kill me? she ask him,” said Dengkhounxay.
Hoang told friends the man grabbed her and tried to pull her towards his truck. She fought back and the struggle caught the attention of another man who was walking by. It was enough to scare her attacker and he took off.
Hoang survived, but her injuries are severe. Her co-workers at McDonalds say it's not the first time they've been harassed walking around here. The attack has everyone scared.
“I’ve been harassed and people tried to get me in the car and had to be on the phone with the police the whole way or they come take me to work,” said Rachael Harris.
Friends say they had warned her not to walk alone. Now they're just trying to support her as this single mom faces a long recovery.
"She's great, she's wonderful, good mom always comes to work here. We're putting her in our manager class,” said Harris.