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Published September 21, 2010, 08:39 AM

Fargo woman brutally assaulted for no reason

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Fargo Police are investigating a brutal assault that happened over the weekend. The Fargo woman says she was walking home from a downtown bar, when she was attacked.

27-year old Lindsay Samek was trying to play it safe. Walking home from a bar instead of getting in the car with someone who had a few drinks, but just 3-blocks away from her home, an attacker beat her and left without a trace.

Just before 1 Saturday morning, police were called to the scene of a woman who was bloody and laying on the ground.

SGT: Mark Lykken: "It’s very unusual that someone would assault someone they don't know, or don't have a reason."

That woman was 27-year old Lindsay Samek.

Lindsay Samek: "I just looked up to step on the curb, and it was like bam, and he just hit me and hit me and hit me."

Lindsay suffered multiple fractures to her face and head and received stitches to her cheek and forehead. She was walking home from Rick's Bar, instead of getting in the car with her boyfriend after they had a few drinks.

When her boyfriend made it home, Lindsay wasn't there. Her boyfriend got a call from someone who stopped to help.

Jesse Vickerman: "And said you need to get to 23rd Ave south because she is laying on the boulevard."

Police say it seemed as if there was no motive, a random act of violence.

Lindsey Samek: "There are no words really, just lots of anger, hopefully he's never done it to anybody else, or won’t do it again."

The petals from roses her boyfriend bought for her that night still lay where Lindsay fell.

She says telling her kids what happened is more painful then her wounds.

Lindsay Samek: "I have two kids and their like mom, what happened?"

Lindsay's family says she has stayed positive. There for her kids as much as her family is there for her.

Lindsay Samek: "They are really supportive, my family has just been great, and my sisters have been helping out."

Police are describing the suspect as a tall, slender male possibly Native American. He was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt with white lettering on the Arms and chest. If you have any information, you are asked to contact Fargo Police.