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Volunteer attacked in Lake Charles; police investigating

Lake Charles Police
Posted at 1:16 PM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 15:08:59-04

A Cajun Navy volunteer was attacked while on the job in Lake Charles this week, KPLC is reporting.

The station spoke to the victim who says she never imaged a day volunteering could turn so brutal in just the blink of an eye.

Cajun Navy volunteer Becky Johnson spent Monday delivering some supplies when she decided to park her vehicle in an Albertson’s parking lot. That’s when Johnson told KPLC that she was jerked from her vehicle by two men who verbally and physically assaulted her.

“A lot of racial slurs, saying they don’t want us serving in the African American community. That’s what they were pretty much angry about. One of them came around as I was stepping out and physically attacked me. The other one tore up inside the vehicle, ransacking through the vehicles," she said.

Lake Charles Police tell us they "are actively investigating this case and are not prepared to release anything at this time."

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