January 27, 2016
CULTURAL SUICIDE UPDATE: Danish girl fends off attacker with pepper spray, faces fine.
The teenager told police that she was attacked in central Sønderborg on Wednesday at around 10pm by a dark-skinned English-speaking man. She said the man knocked her to the ground and then unbuttoned her pants and attempted to undress her.
The girl was able to save herself from further assault by using pepper spray on the attacker, but now she may be the one who ends up in legal trouble.
“It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely be charged for that,” local police spokesman Knud Kirsten told TV Syd.
Numerous readers wrote in the comments section on TV Syd’s story about the incident that they would be willing to pay the girl’s fine, which will most likely be 500 kroner.
The man who attacked the 17-year-old fled from the scene and has not been charged.
Had the girl not broken the law by purchasing and using pepper spray, she likely would have been raped — or worse.
The story goes on to note that “Sønderborg is now barring guests from entering if they cannot speak Danish, English or German.”