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Albany park goers horrified by Paulding County attack

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Corp. Phyliss Walters Corp. Phyliss Walters
Rachel Williams Rachel Williams
Tina Cook Tina Cook
 Rachel Williams and Tina Cook are disgusted by the actions of the person responsible for beating 42-year-old Tina Waddell.

"Oh my God that is so sad, somebody is just out here trying to get healthy and you have to be attacked, that is awful," Williams said. 

"It's pretty scary that if you go out to work and everything and you can be attacked, we are just trying to be healthy," Cook said. 

Williams and Cook love Albany's Riverfront trail and have been using it for at least 3 years.

"I am very comfortable now, I feel safe because we do it in the daytime," Williams said. "The darkness ... a little scary sometimes."

Albany Police say they do their best to make sure joggers, bikers and walkers like Williams and Cook are safe on the trail.

"They patrol the Turtle Park area," said Corporal Phyliss Walters. "They are on the four wheelers, bicycles."

APD officials urge you to take precautions any time you're on any trail.

"Someone might be looking at you, so you might need to change your pattern," Walters said. "Have you some type of device on you just in case some do happen then you can have like a whistle or something to cause attention to yourself."

Officials say there haven't been any attacks on the Riverfront trail and they are working to keep it that way.


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