Military veteran attacked, robbed by racists

Cristina Alfonso-Zea after her attack, in which she was assaulted, robbed and had racial slurs etched into her SUV. (Photo Credit KSNV)

A disabled Army veteran was attacked Saturday night after an event at Parkway Villas near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus.

Cristina Alfonso-Zea says she got hit from behind on June 25th, in a parking lot outside of her home.

She told News Channel 3 that possibly four men hit her in the back of the head during the violent mugging. She remembers handing over her cell phone and wallet before she was knocked unconscious.

When she came to, she noticed profanity and a racial slur carved into her SUV.  The Queens, NY native says she was shocked to see the derogatory term “wetback” on her vehicle.

In tears, she told News 3 that “It hurts to the core to know that I fought for a country like this.”

Other military vets have set up a GoFundMe page to help Alfonso-Zea with relocation costs, as well as repair costs for her damaged vehicle.

Police are still looking for the suspects and asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers.

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  • Michele graduated with a B.S. in Telecommunication from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. She has spent numerous years working in the news industry in south Florida, including many positions ranging from being a news writer at WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami to being an associate news producer at WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Miami. Michele has also worked in Public Relations and Marketing.

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