The Shoe as a Weapon
A woman in Dallas attacked by another woman and beat her companion unconscious using a stiletto shoe as a weapon.
Police reported that the attack happened around 2:15 a.m. when two unidentified women drove up to the garage where Vanessa Sarmientos, 26, and Jordan Pope, 21, were. They cursed at Sarmientos then struck her in the eye with the heel of her stiletto shoe. Police said that this may have permanently disfigured the victim.
Pope fought back and was beaten until she lost consciousness. Police said that Sarmientos’ left eye was swollen shut, black and bleeding when they arrived.
The victims recognized the women from an earlier encounter inside a club called Wish Ultralounge, where one punched Pope. According to the report, the two were jealous of Pope because she had the audacity to talk with a club employee.
Both were taken to the hospital and Pope was released Monday with staples in her head and extensive bruising, according to her father, Bryan Pope while Sarmientos’ condition was unknown.
It’s scary to realize the type of people who are out there. As Amo Guro Michael Blackgrave says, you really need to reconsider going out to bars and clubs.
As I’ve said before, the incident shows just how important it is to keep your guard up. Although in this case the woman didn’t get knocked unconscious, the blow to her eye may very well have been a fight-ender.
I’m reminded of a story my friend told me of an incident that he witnessed at a Mexican club in Fresno. One guy came up to a petite lady seated at a table and caressed her face and said something like, “You’re so pretty.”
With a steel voice and a fierce glare she warned him, “Do not touch me.”
He didn’t get the warning, or maybe he was smug because he was bigger, she was a girl, and he was standing while she was seated. The next time he went to touch her face, she kicked him in the crotch, then leaped up, pulled off her shoe and began beating him in the head with it. Hopefully the guy learned an important lesson that day.
I have heard of lumberjacks using their spiked soles (“calked shoes”) as weapons. I was able to find a reference here:
“It was the classic era of eye-gouging, of getting an opponent down and tramping on his face with calked shoes. Once having the boots put to him, a man was marked for life with “Loggers’ Smallpox.”
I have seen a set of spikes designed to be put on top of the tongue of a shoe, and held in place by the laces. The result is a more damaging kick. Does anyone train with the shoe as a weapon, or have any tips?