Denver woman, Nicole Parkin, accused of repeatedly jabbing woman in the face with a stun gun

Terrified victim moving from apartment

DENVER - A Denver woman has been arrested and accused of repeatedly shocking a woman in the face with a stun gun and kicking her while she was on the ground.

The bizarre attack happened about 11:42 p.m. on April 8 near South Lincoln Street and East Alameda Avenue in Denver.

A 38-year-old woman said she was walking across South Sherman Street on the way to her home when a white car came speeding by close enough to hit her purse, according to a police arrest affidavit.

Then the car driver slammed on the brakes and backed up toward the woman, who ran for her apartment building, the affidavit said.

The victim, who didn't want to be identified, told 7NEWS reporter Jaclyn Allen she never said anything to the woman driver.

The victim said she kept running as the pursuing driver parked the car on the sidewalk outside her apartment and got out.

The woman said she was in the entry way of her apartment building, trying to punch in a security passcode to the front door, when the driver caught up with her.

The victim said the woman repeatedly shocked her in her face, jabbing her with the prongs of a hand-held stun gun.

"I was trying to get her off of me, and she wouldn't stop," said the woman. "So, I got down on the ground in the fetal position, and she just kicked me and left."

The attacker said, "Don't f*** with me, bitch," before walking away, the victim recounted. The woman said the entry way was covered with blood from the puncture wounds to her face. 

As the attacker got back in the car to drive off, the victim stood up and got the license plate number, police said.

"It just doesn't make any sense. It's senseless," said the victim. "I don't know if she had been drinking, was on drugs -- I don't know:"

At the scene, police recovered a black piece of plastic believed to be the battery cover for the stun gun, the affidavit said.

Police also ran the license plate number and found it was for a 2010 white Nissan Versa, registered to 26-year-old Nicole Parkin, who lives a few blocks away on Sherman Street, the affidavit said.

Police located the Nissan and impounded it. Investigators also obtained a warrant to search the car for the stun gun, according to court records. Records don't indicate if the stun gun was recovered.

A police detective spoke by phone with Parkin, who acknowledged "she was involved in an incident while driving and claimed that a crazy lady was throwing things at her vehicle," according to the arrest affidavit.

The detective wrote in the affidavit that Parkin agreed to meet with him for an interview the next day, but never showed up. An attorney later called the detective to say Parkin would not give a statement to police.

Police arrested Parkin on April 19. She's been formally charged with felony assault causing injury and has been released from jail on $50,000 bond, according to court records.

The victim told 7NEWS she never threw anything at Parkin's car. The woman said she's terrified and plans to move from the apartment building.

"I don't think this area is bad. I think this person is crazy," said the victim. "And I don't like her knowing where I live."

A month after the attack, the woman still has wounds on her face from being jabbed with the stun-gun prongs. The woman said she has to undergo laser treatment with a plastic surgeon to remove scars.

7NEWS reached Parkin by phone Thursday. She denied using a stun gun on the woman and quickly said she wouldn't talk further. Parkin's LinkedIn profile says she is a paralegal at a Denver law firm.  

Parkin is a petite 5-feet-2, 110 pounds, according to arrest records. She had a 2010 arrest in Denver for assault and disturbing the peace, and pleaded guilty to assault, according to court records.

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