A Maryland man, 51, identified as Thomas Bryon Siemens is going to prison after he plunged a semen-filled syringe into a woman in an Anne Arundel County grocery store.
Thomas Bryon Stemen received a ten-year jail term for first and second-degree assault. He pleaded guilty in June.
Stemen assaulted Katie Peters in February at Churchton’s Christopher’s Fine Foods on Shady Side Road.
Surveillance video captured the event.
Katie Peters told CBS Baltimore that she felt Stemen bump into her as she entered the store and then felt something that felt like a cigarette burn.
She hadn’t recognized what had happened until she got home and saw a puncture wound on herself.
“I started driving home and it started hurting really bad,” she said.
Anne Arundel County Police Sgt. Jacklyn Davis said: “If you’ve seen this video, it’s very aggressive, it’s very deliberate – and makes us think it’s not his first time doing this.”
Stemen, according to police, attempted to assault two other persons before attacking Peters.
Stemen had recently relocated from Ohio and had six prior convictions from 1986 to 1996 on his record. FOX7Austin Reported.
What really happened?
Stemen, from Maryland, is seen in the video strolling closely behind Katie as she pushes a shopping cart inside the supermarket.
Suddenly, Stemen stabbed her with the needle, causing Katie to jump in surprise.
Stemen followed Peters out of the store after the attack and they both sought for an object on the ground.
The needle was taken from Stemen, and police later discovered additional syringes in his car, all of which contained his sperm.
Kentrell McNeal, 15, killed in Chicago Shooting
Two Chicago high school students were killed in gun violence in Chicago on Tuesday. 15-year-old Simeon High School student, Kentrell McNeal has been identified as one of the deceased.
McNeal was pronounced dead at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday.
McNeal and the 14-year-old boy were attacked while sitting in a car around 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue. According to Police
The younger boy was struck in the leg and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.
McNeal suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Provident Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Comer.
McNeal was part of the nonprofit youth group Good Kids Mad City, according to the group’s executive director Carlil Pittman.
“Lately I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Kentrell,” Pittman wrote on Twitter.
is why it’s so important to have creative spaces and outlets for young people to be able to go to because there’s nothing on the streets of Chicago for them already. RIP.”