A female bodybuilder recently took to social media to demonstrate why it’s never okay to touch a stranger, especially in a sexual manner. 26-year-old Leanna Carr shared pictures of her raw fist to Twitter, explaining how she decked a man in the face after he grabbed her butt. She had been traveling alone in Dublan, Ireland, when the man assaulted her.
After grabbing her, the man told Carr she “probably liked it.”
While walking down the street in Dublin earlier this week, a man grabbed my butt. He proceeded to laugh hysterically and said “you’re an American, you probably liked it”. Apparently traveling solo has made me a better person bc my first reaction was to punch him in the face ? pic.twitter.com/qJ82a3iimI
— Leanna Carr (@Leanna_Carr) April 21, 2018
The fitness model’s tweet displaying her bruised knuckles prove that her assaulter wasn’t laughing for long. According to the Irish Independent, Carr told the man to “never touch a girl like that again.”
She also explained that she has never actually hit anyone before, and that she actually felt bad for the man after she punched him. “I am never a violent person, and I have never punched anyone before…but I became so angry and had so much adrenaline that my reaction was to punch him. I got him on the cheekbone…hard,” she said.
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“My first reaction was a little guilt, wondering if I had done the right thing in the situation,” added Carr. “I don’t think violence is always the answer, and I did get lucky that the altercation didn’t end up badly for me.”
She had thought about returning to the States after the incident, but ultimately felt that traveling alone had toughened her up. “Apparently traveling solo has made me a better person because my first reaction was to punch him in the face,” she said, adding that everyone else she had met in Dublin was exceedingly sweet.
Carr’s post was retweeted over 3,000 times and racked up over 25,000 likes. Many praised the bodybuilder for her response to the attack.
Not sure why anyone thinks that it is ok to violate someone else's space and make vulgar gestures like that. From your knuckles, it looks like you got him pretty good though!!
— Mike Kelly (@mikekellyAVIR) April 22, 2018
As a fellow solo travler, YAAAAAS GIRL
— Scarlett ツ (@scar_renee) April 21, 2018
Thats what he gets. Good for you! ??
— Eddie!! ♌️ (@Emonster7) April 22, 2018
Did you say You're Irish so you probably liked it.
— Marty Remmers (@remmers_marty) April 21, 2018
Shia approves pic.twitter.com/Xs3sJzJbut
— Ricardo Gonzalez (@ricardogonz08) April 21, 2018
Hopefully, the man’s face hurts more than Carr’s knuckles do.