Gold Medalist Jenny Thompson Attacked by Would-Be Robbers
Thompson told WBZ-TV on Wednesday that she was riding in Brookline on Monday night when a vehicle stopped behind her with its headlights out. She says two people got out, punched her, pushed her down and tried to grab her ride.
Thompson held onto the scooter and screamed for help, forcing the assailants to flee on foot. The 37-year-old suffered a cut on her nose and several scrapes and was treated at the scene.
Police spokesman Lt. Philip Harrington says officers arrested three teenagers who were riding around on stolen scooters later that night.
Thompson is one of the most successful American Olympians, with 12 medals overall.
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