KC mom gets beaten, robbed near bus stop, but grateful she made it home alive

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A KC mom of six vividly recalls the night she says three muggers attacked and robbed her after she got off of a metro bus. Leslie Booth was just blocks away from her home on Tuesday night when she says the attackers jumped out of a van and beat her up near 53rd and Prospect.

She says everything happened around 11 p.m., and shortly after getting off of the bus, she was attacked by three teenaged-looking men.

"I walk maybe about 15 steps and somebody jumped on my back. As the guy is on my back, I’m like, who is this? Why are they on my back? Oh, there’s another one,” Booth told FOX 4’s Robert Townsend. “I was scared. On a scale of 1 to 10, I was a level 10."

The mom said the attack left her emotionally and physically scarred.

"I hollered, but I was basically just like kicking my feet because they're not gonna do anything, especially not get me in this van. And I turned to get him off my back and there was another guy standing there. He was the one that hit me in the face with something," she said.

"My back hurts; it starts on my left hand side and it goes up through my neck. It still hurts and it's a little swollen right here,” she continued.

The three muggers stole her backpack, which didn't have any money in it, and her two bags of groceries.

"You took my children's dinner, like come on now, for what?" she said.

The scared mom was thankful she made it home to her six children and fiancé.

"I have my kids, children that I love dearly. If I'm not here, what would happen to them?" Leslie said.

She went to a doctor on Wednesday to get treatment for her pain. Police say the muggers took off in a dark-colored minivan. If you know anything about the crime, call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.



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