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JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -

One day after we told you the terrifying story of a woman fending off an attacker in her
Johnson City home, we're in your corner, after many of you voiced safety concerns about
 your neighborhood.

Investigators say the attack happened on West Pine in the Tree Streets community less than two weeks ago.

A 26-year-old woman said she was lying on her couch when a man put his hands over
her mouth and pulled her hair and hit her several times in the face.

Luckily, she fought him off and escaped .

"It was late. It was 12:30 when I started to hear this scream," said Trent Parker, who lives next to the woman.

At first, Parker didn't know what to make of the desperate cry.

"I thought there was a fight out in the street," said Parker, "But then there was pounding at my door and I thought that's not across the street that's at my house!"

Parker emerged from his home to help the woman and call 911. Another neighbor even came out with a shotgun when he heard the cries for help

"She was so scared. I've never seen that kind of fear in a woman before," said Parker.

The incident raised concerns about safety in the community. We took those concerns to the Johnson City Police Department.

"Is this a public safety issue?" asked News Channel 11. 

"It's always a public safety issue when you have a burglary in your neighborhood," said Police Chief Mark Sirois.

Sirois says there's no reason to believe there is an imminent threat.

"As far as home burglaries we haven't necessarily seen a pattern," said Sirois. 

The break in promoted Parker and his family took necessary actions. They bought a 6 year old dog named Cody and hope that he can provide some comfort from the unknown.

Johnson City Police say there was another incident on the Tree Streets regarding a burglary, 
but that there is no reason to believe the incidents are related.

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