Ada County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking into a report from a 19-year-old woman who says she was physically attacked Sunday night at a Table Rock parking lot east of Boise, an ACSO spokesman confirmed.
Lexi Crawford of Boise claimed she suffered a bruised face and a concussion when two men attacked her about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
On a social media posting Crawford wrote, “I went up to Table Rock alone (Sunday night) and, on my way back to my car, two guys followed me. When I opened my car door, they attacked me.” She believed the two wanted her wallet.
She said she went up the trail alone to “clear her head” after the recent death of a friend. “It felt like (the two men) came out of nowhere and I felt like they were following me when I went back to my car,” she explained. “When I turned my head (to look at them), I got punched. I think they anticipated that punch would knock me out. But it didn’t. So I pushed them back, and they just turned around and walked off.”
She described her attacker as possibly a white man in his mid-twenties, with an average build, facial hair, and possibly five-feet-ten inches to six-feet tall. “It all happened so fast, I didn’t get a good description,” she said.
As she drove away, Crawford noticed the other man in her rearview mirror. She said it appeared he was wearing a blue jacket.
In her social media posting, Crawford warned others, “Please go up to Table Rock in groups, don't go alone.”
Those who saw her posting and photos of the woman’s injuries, weighed in with comments like: “This makes me so sad! That's a hike I always felt comfortable doing alone until now.” ...“This scares me so bad because I've gone to Table Rock alone without even thinking about it. I honestly had this mindset that Boise is a safe place.” And “I am saddened by the fact that where I grew up is no longer the safe place I thought it was.”
Crawford, who works as a delivery driver for a local company, said, “I feel I got robbed of my safety. Since this happened, I feel like someone’s behind me all the time. So it’s a lose-lose situation.”
Since the investigation is ongoing, ACSO spokesman Patrick Orr would only say the woman contacted the Sheriff’s Office Monday and filed a report.
Anyone who may have seen the attack, the suspects, or may have been at or near Table Rock Sunday night, is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS or Ada County non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790.