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Witness says woman dragged out of her car and slammed on the ground

Posted at 7:28 PM, Jul 25, 2019

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police are searching for a man witnesses say pulled a woman out of her car and beat her up.

Tuesday morning around 8:30, police said they were called to the scene near 20th and Purdue for a battery call. Police said the investigation is ongoing so they don't have many details, but a witness described a brutal attack.

"I got my dad and said, 'There are people beating a woman outside' " Kaitlyn Greupink said. " 'What do I do?' "

Greupink was working early Tuesday when she heard a commotion outside. She looked out a window and saw two men get out of a car.

"They were stopped over here and got out of their cars," Greupink said. "One was hitting this woman and dragged her out and over here is where they body-slammed her."

Greupink said the woman inside the second car was trying to fight back until the man pulled her out. She said the woman's face was extremely bloody and the man's shirt was also covered in red.

When they threw the woman to the ground, Greupink says she stopped moving.

"They tried to move her and tried to pour water on her to wake her up," Greupink said. "But nothing was working. They just decided to put her in the backseat of the car and drive off."

Greupink was shocked by what she had seen. She barely had time to process it all but was able to snap photos of both vehicles: a silver or gray vehicle and a tan vehicle.

"They tried to move her and tried to pour water on her to wake her up. But nothing was working. They just decided to put her in the backseat of the car and drive off." — witness Kaitlyn Greupink

Police were able to talk to the victim at the hospital and said she has been released and is recovering at home.