NIAGARA FALLS – A woman charged in a hammer attack Tuesday may be one of the first to use Pokemon Go as her alibi.
Samantha L. Fuhrman was charged with second-degree assault with a weapon around 3 a.m. Tuesday. She denied being the aggressor, saying she was out on the street playing Pokemon Go when an unknown woman threatened her with a hammer.
She said she grabbed the hammer and struck the woman and then fled.
However the 27-year-old victim tells a different story.
The woman, who suffered cuts above her left eyebrow when she was hit in the face by a hammer, told police that Fuhrman came to her house in the 400 block of 24th Street and called out her by name.
She said when she opened the door, Fuhrman punched her in the face, which prompted her to fight back. During the fight, Fuhrman pulled out a hammer and hit her and then fled, the victim said. Rural Metro ambulance and police responded.
Police searched the area and found Fuhrman, 26, of 71st St.,who was identified as the attacker.
Fuhrman was transported to Niagara Falls City Jail without incident.