He attacked her on staircase in house where she lives.
Instead of resisting his attack from behind, woman was just so shocked she fell backwards on the guy and he fell down staircase and broke his back.
That is what some might call happy end. Woman had just few bruises and got away.
This reminded me of something that happened to my cousin during war.
In this region here, western type of culture was always more popular than eastern. Especially for everyday things that young people do. So young folks here always like things that most of the people in west like. Things like music, way of living and all of that.
Few years before war that all became even more popular, I guess thanks to the all political changes and all of that.
Few months before war, my cousin ordered from some small company military ID tags for him. It looked just like originally US ID tags, with those rubber covers.
It was some kind of fashion thing for him. He did not engrave his name on it, he engraved name of metal group he liked, and on other plate he engraved an eagle.
He was all in the music, guitars, concerts, long hair and all that.
Important thing to mention is that army and armies here did not have ID tags, and even if they had, it looked completely different. It was actually one small metal plate, inside that plate were name, unit numbers etc. on one small piece of paper (kind of thin plastic paper, waterproof)
In first month, when everything still was confusing and when all kinds of people were on the street, some tried to run or hide somewhere, others tried to take whatever they can in this chaos. He found himself trying to run from his apartment to a safe place and house. All kinds of different armed groups were on the street, some on barricades, some other running through the city, doing “raids”.
They stopped him and bunch of other guys on one “check point”, and immediately started to beat them and search them for valuable things.
One guy pointed pistol towards him and started to search him by ripping his pockets on shirt. He said later in first moments of that he was scared to death, and went completely numb and paralyzed, and that probably saved his life.
Guy who searched him saw his ID tags. He started to yell at him. The conversation as he can remember went something like this:
Gang member 1: “WTF is this you idiot? Are you belonging to some group?” (slapping him)
Gang member 1: “I will blow your head off if you do not answer me.”
Gang member 2: “What do you have there, White gold? Silver? Just take it from him.”
Gang member 1: “No, it is something else, and he is playing deaf.”
Gang member 2: “Let me see, shit, maybe he is French, I think it is on french.”
On that moment my cousin realized that he needs to keep his mouth closed, not only because of fear.
Gang member 2: “K.R.E.A.T.O.R. ( spelling from the ID tags) IS YOUR NAME KREATOR ?” (yelling in local language)
In background my cousin heard few shots, he did not turn his head to check who was shot or why.
Gang member 2: “Anybody here speak French?” (asking other group members)
Cousin said luckily guys looked like they barely could speak their native language, most of the time they just yell, and grunt, moan, like bunch of apes.
Gang member 1: (yelling) UN? NEWSPAPERS?BBC?SPAIN?REPORTER?
Gang member 2: “OK just leave the idiot, we do not want any troubles.”
Gang member 1: GO GO, YOU CAN GO”” (waving with his hands on my cousin)
Gang member 3: “Maybe he could write story about us, our group”
Gang member 2: “Shut up you idiot!”
My cousin just slowly moved away from them, and after 100 meters started to run. He said one of the guys said to him few times “nice nice” in English, probably trying to say to him that he can go, but probably that words were only English words that he knew.
I asked him why he did not start to speak English, because I knew that he know some basic English. He said : “In that moment I forget how to speak my native language, not to mention English.”
Not to mention that he had in back of his pocket some documents that clearly stated he is local, guys just did not make it to his pocket.
The survival lesson from these stories is that when you are outnumbered or clearly in weaker position often it helps by introducing more chaos and confusion.
The woman did not plan to fall backwards on guy but just was shocked and then because of falling the cards were mixed new. She could have got hurt or attacker but luckily attacker got hurt more.
Same with my cousin. He did not plan for this but by having this ID he made straight forward situation for the gang members more confusing. It is hard to unkill someone so he was let go because they did not know how to react in this situation.
Both, my cousin and the woman, did not do what they did on purpose. They got lucky. But if you ever find yourself in hopeless situation keep in mind that if something nobody expects happens or you make it happen, cards are mixed new and your chance for survival might have increased.
Shuffling cards new is often better than sure death.