Pamela Ahlstedt-Brown, a disabled Army veteran, told WAVE-TV she was trying to back out of a handicapped space at the local Kroger grocery store when she noticed a vehicle parked behind her, preventing her from exiting the space.
Brown described the passengers of the vehicle as four young black women in a Dodge car.
“I get out and I say, ‘Do you guys need any help?’ and she said, ‘F*** you, you white b****.’ I said, ‘Hold on, you don’t even know me,'” Brown said. “I said, ‘That’s fine. If you don’t need anything, that’s fine. I’ll get back in the car,'” Ahlstedt-Brown explained.
That’s when Brown was attacked, she told WAVE.
“I mean, they were beating me, and I was in a fetal position, covering my face, making sure they didn’t get my eyes,” she said.
A spokesman for the Louisville Metro Police Department reportedly said detectives are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
“We’re gonna collect all the evidence, present it in court, and they will decide,” a LMPD spokesman reportedly said. “A hate crime is an enhancement, in this case, it’s an assault is where we are at at this time. The courts will eventually decide that.”