TEWKSBURY, MA — A man got a little more than he bargained for when he allegedly tried raping a woman in a hotel room, and she ended up beating his ass with a frying pan.
According to prosecutors, 46-year-old Frank Harrison offered to give a woman a ride from one party to another early Sunday morning. She agreed, but realized they were going in the wrong direction. Harrison explained he needed to stop by his hotel room to pick up some cigarettes.
Once inside the room at Extended Stay America, the woman called a friend to come pick her up. While waiting, the woman said Harrison took off his pants, grabbed her and attempted to rape her while brandishing a steak knife.
The victim said she grabbed a frying pan and used it to hit Harrison repeatedly in the head and face. When the victim’s friend arrived and began banging on the door, she said Harrison threw the knife and ran out the door bleeding like a stuck pig. When police arrived at the hotel at around 5:30 a.m., they found Harrison covered in blood. He was taken to the hospital to treat the golf ball sized lumps to his noggin and lacerations to his face.
The woman told police why she had hit Harrison, and he was later arrested on charges of kidnapping, armed assault with intent to rape and indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14. At his arraignment Monday, his defense attorney said that their client was actually the victim, and that the woman and her friend had tried to rob him. Harrison is being held without bail until his dangerousness hearing on Friday.
Not surprisingly, this isn’t the first time we’ve reported on a woman fending off an attack with a frying pan. In 2011, we reported on a woman who fractured the orbital bones of a man who was attempting to sexually assault her.