58-year-old Angela Ferguson was asleep in her home Monday when she awoke to 30-year-old Dorval Grice beating her and demanding sex.
“All I know is somebody grabbed my hair,” Ferguson told WFLD. “He kept saying, ‘I’m the Grim Reaper.’”
It was at that moment when Ferguson grabbed a beer stein and began to repeatedly hit Grice with it.
“When I kept hitting him, hitting him, he wouldn’t give up. He wouldn’t give up,” she said. “I kept beating him and seen blood everywhere. They said he had to have three surgeries on his head.”
When the stein wasn’t enough to do the trick, Ferguson turned to a crowbar she keeps under the bed.
“I just kept hitting him, kept hitting him, kept hitting and kept hitting him,” she said. “He was like this, ‘Aaahhh,’ knocked out.”
Ferguson was able to knock out her attacker, but she had to make several calls to 911 before she received assistance.
“So then I called back again, she said `Who is this?’ I said, this is Angela Ferguson, please come help me, please come help me, so I stood there and I waited on them to come,” she said. “I actually had to call them three times.”
Eventually, Grice was arrested and booked on suspicion of home invasion and aggravated criminal sexual assault.