Woman held at gun point, punched, and kicked by assailant for prescription drugs
MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- A Mishawaka woman was left scared and shaken after being punched and kicked several times by a man who broke into her apartment.
She says the suspect also held her at gunpoint, all for some prescription pills.
Only ABC 57 News sat down with her this afternoon.
52-year-old Kim Wiening says she’s lived at her apartment complex for almost 20 year and never had a problem.
But now, she’s afraid to go outside
“Kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick,” said Wiening. “Look at that. They had to destroy me before they left.”
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The images you’ll see in this story surely deserve an explanation.
Frail, scared, but somehow brave enough to speak to ABC 57 News today, Kim Wiening is trying to move on from what she calls a living nightmare.
“I woke up with a gun in my face, I woke up with a gun in my face,” said Wiening. “I didn’t know what was happening.”
She says around 1:30a.m. Wednesday morning, an unknown man broke into her home, ransacked the place, and stole her newly-filled Oxycontin and Ativan prescriptions.
“I didn’t scream. He says, ‘if you scream, I’m going to shoot you.’ So I didn’t scream,” said Wiening. “I didn’t want anybody else to get hurt. You know, [if my neighbors came] down to check on me, he might have shot them too.”
Wiening walked ABC 57 News through her apartment where she says he assailant destroyed her cabinets, trying to look for more drugs, and leaving an unwelcome surprise during the crime.
“But, why did he have to poop in my hall? That’s the ultimate degrading, isn’t it?,” said Wiening.
Still, she breathes heavy, sometimes hyperventilating, being reminded of the terror she went through.
“What did I do to deserve this? That’s what goes through my mind,” said Wiening. “What, what did I ever do?”
In a statement to ABC 57 News, Assistant Chief Stefaniak of the Mishawaka Police Department says, “[the] case is still under investigation by MPD along with Adult Protective Services.”
Kim Wiening is urging people to be aware of others when they pick up their prescriptions as she thinks the assailant may have followed her home from the drug store.