A woman was randomly attacked and nearly robbed in the parking lot of the Boost Mobile store on Sprague Avenue on Saturday.
The woman was apparently returning to her car when a man, later identified as Hal Abrahamson, 36, shoved his arm in the door and forced it back open, according to court documents. He then grabbed her around the throat and yelled at her to hand over her personal items.
The woman yelled and honked her horn, alerting two nearby people who came to her aid, court documents state. They were able to hold Abrahamson until police arrived.
The woman said she did not know her alleged attacker.
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