Sophie Johansson was on the dance floor at Babel in Malmo, Sweden, on Jan. 27, an unknown man on the dance floor pulled on her bag. She felt the man’s hands on her backside and between her legs while she was dancing at the club. She hit him away, but then he launched at her, punching her in the face with a closed fist.
Hoping to avoid a further escalation, Johansson and her friend decided to leave — but as she was on her way out, she says the man struck her over the head with a bottle. She was soon brought to a hospital, where she received several stitches.
“I thought it was [liquid] from the bottle [on my face], but then my friend said it was running blood,” she told the paper. “I ended up in shock.”