A neighbor posted a disturbing report to a local listserve:
This morning, I was informed by a neighborhood homeless lady that she was attacked Monday Night 12/02/13. She was taken into the alley between 13th & 12th streets NE on the 700 block, which is the alley that runs parallel to H Street. The assault occurred around 2-3 am. She was beaten very badly. Her face is swollen, eye closed, and her arm is broken. That night, she managed to make it to the 7-11 on H street. The police were notified and she was taken to ER.
The author later added:
FYI, she said the attacker was tall, an African American man with a brown completion, and that he wore some type of disguise. He didn’t take any of her things.