Mark Schnyder, NBC 5 News
A Fort Worth woman is recovering after she was beaten and almost robbed at a gas station Wednesday night at the corner of Bellaire Drive and Hulen Street in Fort Worth.
A Fort Worth woman says she was beaten earlier this week by a teenager while trying to help another teenager who appeared to need help.
Terri, who did not want her last name used, said a girl approached her at about 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Texaco station at Bellaire Drive and Hulen Street in southeast Fort Worth.
The girl told Terri, who was sitting in the passenger seat while her fiance pumped gas, that was in trouble and needed a ride to her nearby home. The couple let her into the back seat, but Terri said she got uncomfortable the more the girl talked. Finally, she told the girl to get out of the car.
"She said 'no' and was screaming and she started crawling up to the front seat where I was and tried to get my purse, and I got out of the car with my purse and said 'get out right now,'" Terri said.
Terri said another girl came out of nowhere and attacked her.
"She came from behind me, but somehow she pulled my hair back and started punching me in the face," she said.
Her fiance helped get the attacker off, and police arrived.
"Basically, half my face was very swollen," Terri said. "My eye was almost swollen shut, but today I'm good. I'm feeling pretty good. It's just sore."
Police arrested a juvenile at the scene. The girl was not charged and was later released.
But Terri said she plans to press charges against the girl. She said is done helping people who approach her, outside of calling 911 for people.
"I want everyone to be aware of what can happen when you try to help somebody," she said.