MIAMI (WSVN) - It was supposed to be a night spent watching “Game of Thrones” and eating pizza, but one couple’s plans went in a complete different direction.
Susana Duron and her girlfriend Jessica Saravia picked up pizza at a restaurant in the area of Northwest Second Ave and 24th Street in Wynwood on Sunday night.
When they approached their car to return home, they said a group of men came up to them for no reason other than to start trouble.
“They asked for some pizza. That’s how it started,” said Duron.
The two women told the men no and continued walking to their car, but the men had other plans in mind.
“One thing led to another, and he kind of just punched though his friends — around his friends, anyway — and hit her,” said Duron.
“He kept hitting me. I believe by the second, third blow my teeth were already knocked out,” said Saravia. “I’m still trying to process a lot of things. There are details that come back and things come back as days go by.”
Besides losing some teeth, Saravia was left with a busted lip and bruises all over her body.
Duron had also hit her head on the pavement in the altercation.
The women said the group of men fled the scene in a gray Nissan Altima.
“We go out in Wynwood all the time. I never thought something like this would happen to us,” said Duron.
The couple do not believe they were victims of a hate crime, but called it a random attack against women.
“Think about your mother, think about your sisters, think about your cousins, think about your daughters, if you have any,” said Saravia. “You should not allow something like this to happen.”
Duron and Saravia said the attack won’t change their frequent visits to the area, which is full of bars, restaurants and shops that bring in thousands of locals and tourists.
The couple said they still thing the area is safe, but they hope the city will take more measures to make sure random acts of violence like this do not happen again.
“We are going to change the streets of Wynwood, whether it’s with more police, more security, or ridding ourselves of people that don’t really give to the community,” said Saravia.
If you have any information about this attack that could help investigators, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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