Maine State Police are seeking the public’s help after a woman whose car had broken down reportedly was stabbed on a remote road in either Wilton or Chesterville on Monday night, according to a news release.
The victim, a 33-year-old woman from Readfield, drove herself to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington after she suffered a stab wound on her arm after reportedly being attacked by someone who stopped to assist her, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Sgt. Matt Casavant of the Maine State Police said the assault took place on McCrillis Corner Road after the woman’s black 2006 Suzuki broke down near the Wilton-Chesterville town line.
Casavant said the victim told police that a man driving a white pickup, possibly a Chevrolet, stopped to assist her and then assaulted her. The woman put up a struggle and the assailant left the scene, according to the release.
The woman reportedly got her car started after the assault and then drove herself 3 miles to the hospital; she was treated and then released.
The driver of the truck is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a slender build, goatee and wearing a mad bomber hat.
State police, working with Wilton police, are asking anyone who was in the area of McCrillis Corner Road and Route 133 between 7 and 9:15 Monday night to call them in Augusta at 624-7076 or 800-452-4664, or call Wilton police.
A prior version of this story contained an incorrect phone number for Maine State Police in Augusta.