Vickie Taylor said she was attacked in a public bathroom
Glenwood Flea Market
DECATUR, Ga -- Vickie Taylor said she feared for her life when she went to the ladies bathroom at the Glenwood Flea Market. She believes a man followed her into the bathroom and tried to assault her.
Taylor said she wants to tell people about what happened to her because she doesn't think DeKalb County Police are giving her case top priority because she didn't get hurt.
"I went to the flea market to get my hair done," she said. "I was getting braids in my hair."
Taylor said she had to use the bathroom and was leery about using the public facility. "So I went into the stall and I said I'll get out of here very quickly," she said.
But once she locked the door behind her she heard someone enter the stall next to her. "When I looked up under the stall I saw a purse and tennis shoes," she said. "So I wasn't worried."
Then she said she looked up when she heard a noise. "I saw something black," she said. "I didn't know if it was a hat but he was covered in black and I knew he was coming over."
Taylor said she screamed as loud as she could. "I felt like I was going to die," she said. "I just knew my life was over."
But it wasn't. The man slipped off the wall and ran out of the bathroom. "I found out later that an eight or nine year old little girl came in and I think that's really what scared him or made him lose his balance and made him leave," she said.
Taylor said she called police and filled out a report, but didn't hear from a detective until a week after the incident. That's when she decided to call 11 Alive News. "I made it out," she said. "The next one may not make it out."
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