St. Ann police launch GoFundMe to help pay for assault victim’s expenses
ST. ANN, MO (KPLR) – The St. Ann Police Department is raising money for a woman who was attacked and beaten by a group of teenagers on a city street.
According to police, Megan Dixon was walking near Ashby and St. Charles Rock Road to visit loved ones on October 22 when she came face to face with four teens who attacked her.
The assault left Dixon, 30, with major injuries and no means to treat her face and shattered wrist. Because she doesn’t have full-time work, Dixon lacks insurance.
St. Ann police were compelled to go the extra mile, starting a GoFundMe page to help with expenses. Sgt. Ron Martin said citizens have to become more vigilant, especially as the holiday season approaches because crooks are looking for crimes of opportunity.
“Two of the four individuals ended up running at her from behind. One of them picked her up, body-slammed her on the sidewalk, and pummeled her with his fists,” Martin said.
Megan’s father, John, also spoke out.
“The main injury was they pushed her down so hard with such force she tried to stop herself and her wrist just snapped,” he said.
Police were able to take all four suspects into custody after a witness called for help. They’re all between the ages of 14 and 16. Two of the teens are in a juvenile facility facing felony assault and robbery charges.