German woman was killed for heroic effort to protect girls from harassment
Surveillance footage shows how German woman was killed for heroic effort to protect girls from harassment
The Saturday night scene was dark and chaotic. Cars zipped through a McDonald’s parking lot, weaving around a crowd of people. At about 4 a.m., one man started swinging. Another held him back. Then came the knockout blow that sent a student to the ground, ultimately ending in death.
On Nov. 15, 22-year-old Tugce Albayrak, a German citizen originally from Turkey, stepped in to protect two teenage girls being harassed by three men near a bathroom at a fast-food restaurant in Offenbach, a suburb of Frankfurt. German media reported the men were bounced from the restaurant before Albayrak returned to her friends and finished her meal. When she left a while later, at least one was waiting for her in the parking lot. He was allegedly armed with a stone or a baseball bat, the Guardian reported. The incident was captured on surveillance video posted by German newspaper Bild.
An 18-year-old Serbian man, identified only as Sanel M., was arrested shortly after the attack. He admitted he “smacked the victim in the head,” prosecutors’ spokesman Axel Kreutz told the Associated Press.