Metro- A woman who fought off her sex attacker with her house keys has been given a bravery award.
The 21-year-old was stalked for a mile through Sheffield by Jonathon Holmes before he pushed her into bushes and tried to rape her.
He told her ‘you are going to enjoy this’ before she used her keys to cut his face and bit down on his tongue saying ‘you won’t do that to a woman again’.
South Yorkshire Police superintendent Scott Green told the woman: ‘You displayed an astonishing level of bravery during this investigation, your actions undoubtedly deterred the offender from continuing his assault and your detailed recollection of such a traumatic event, led to the arrest, conviction and imprisonment of a very dangerous criminal.
‘As a husband, as the father of a daughter and behalf of every woman in this city, I commend you.
‘On behalf of South Yorkshire Police we recognise your bravery, selflessness and truly outstanding courage in helping make this city a safer place for every woman in it.’
Shoutout to this woman who showed an unbelievable amount of composure, toughness, and of course bravery, in fighting off her would be rapist. She deserves every award and accolade she is given for not only getting out of a dangerous situation unscathed, but inflicting damages that ultimately got her attacker imprisoned before he could attempt such an egregious crime against someone else.
That being said, sometimes being the worst at something is just as impressive as being the best at something. So as noteworthy as this woman's actions were, the full grown dude whose face she battered into ambiguity deserves a shoutout too. With the intelligence, or lack thereof, that is necessary to try to have nonconsensual sex with someone, it takes an effort of epically bad proportions to be labeled the world's worst rapist. I don't exactly have the police report on me, but from the looks of that headshot I am going to say he's pushing 6 feet, 240 pounds, and the age of 30. The incredible lack of strength and coordination it takes to get absolutely manhandled by a 21 year old girl walking home by herself late at night when those are your measurables is not something you see everyday. So while he doesn't deserve an award or any sort of praise, he does deserve recognition as the most incompetent person in his field. Especially considering the only requirement of his field is cowardice.