Teen suffers concussion after attacker throws Mountain Dew can a

Teen suffers concussion after attacker throws Mountain Dew can at her

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Rebekah Frith says the full can hit her in the neck and jaw area. Rebekah Frith says the full can hit her in the neck and jaw area.
"I just wish they wouldn't do it to anybody else," said Rebekah. "I pray they won't do it to anybody else. I don't want anyone else to feel the kind of pain I had." "I just wish they wouldn't do it to anybody else," said Rebekah. "I pray they won't do it to anybody else. I don't want anyone else to feel the kind of pain I had."
Rebekah points out the stain that remains on the sidewalk where she was attacked. Rebekah points out the stain that remains on the sidewalk where she was attacked.

By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY (WATE) - The stain remains on Russell Avenue where Rebekah Frith was hit as she walked down the sidewalk with a friend during a break from dance class.

"All of the sudden this big SUV comes from behind us and throws a full can of Mountain Dew like a baseball at my head," said Rebekah. "When they were driving away they were saying, 'Haha you got her dude'."

Less than 24 hours later, Rebekah and her mother returned to the scene, their nerves still rattled.

"You like to think your town is safe," said Rebekah's mother, Lisa Frith. "You like to think it's a nice, small East Tennessee area. Nothing is going to happen. You can send a 16-year-old and her friend to walk a short distance."

The impact from the can was so hard she had to go to the hospital where two CT scans revealed she had a concussion.

"It hit me right in the neck and jaw," said Rebekah. "Ricocheted off here to my shoulder and then rolled down my back."

"I thank God it didn't hit her a couple inches higher than it did or it could have been a whole different story," added Lisa.

Rebekah and her mother filed a police report, but in the shock the moment Rebekah and her friend were unable to get a good description.

"The windows were tinted. I couldn't even see the back of their heads," said Rebekah. "It was like a dark blue/dark green SUV."

Rebekah lives and attends school in Morristown and says it's unlikely the attackers are anyone she knows.

"What we're hoping is that in most cases like this is if somebody is going to do something like this they are going to brag about it," said Lisa. "They're going to tell people about it. They're going to post it on Facebook."

They ask if anyone sees or hears something they will notify police immediately.

"I just wish they wouldn't do it to anybody else," said Rebekah. "I pray they won't do it to anybody else. I don't want anyone else to feel the kind of pain I had."   

Lisa says if they do find the person or persons responsible for this attack, they will be pressing charges.

Detectives with the Jefferson City Police Department say if caught, the individuals could face serious charges including aggravated assault.

If you have any information you should contact Det. Darrell Turley at 865-475-2002.

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