SMITHFIELD, Pa. (KDKA) - A Fayette County man is accused of attacking a woman in Fayette County after she wouldn't let him use her car.
State police accuse Christopher Foster of assaulting the mother of his children.
Elizabeth Warnick and Jessica Bodkin, the 23-year-old victim's friends, are still in shock after witnessing the alleged brutal attack.
"Uppper cutting her, hit her -- hitting her like a grown man. Gave her kidney shots, rib shots. It was terrible -- terrible is not even the word," said Bodkin.
State Police are looking for Christopher Nicholas Foster after he allegedly punched the mother of his children some 25-30 times..What sparked the alleged attack? The victim wouldn't let Foster use her car..
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The criminal complaint says the victim was lying in bed with her two children when Foster allegedly started to argue with her. The victim told police he became upset when she wouldn't let him use her vehicle.
"He wanted the keys to the van. It was a no because he was going to get drugs," said Bodkin.
Police say Foster then started to punch the victim in the head before allegedly choking her until she lost consciousness.
When she regained consciousness, the victim told police that she tried to go downstairs but Foster started to punch her again. A witness told state police Foster punched the victim 25 to 30 times.
According to the criminal complaint, he then left the residence and went to the vehicle where he allegedly took $80 from her wallet and "ripped" the wires out of the vehicle's engine-block area.
He then ran from the scene.
The victim's friends, as well as state police, say he needs to be caught and he's done this before.
"I'm very fearful for her life. Next time he's probably going to kill her," said Bodkin.
If you see him, officials say you should call state police or your local law enforcement agency. You shouldn't approach him. KDKA's Ross Guidotti says he has a violent criminal history.
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