A valley veteran says she was robbed and beaten right outside her apartment. On top of that, Cristina Alfonso-Zea says the attackers etched racial slurs into her vehicle before running off.
Alfonso-Zea says she was getting home to her apartment near Hacienda Avenue and Maryland Parkway when the attack happened last weekend.
"Next thing I know, I was hit from behind and everything was just spinning," she said.
Alfonso-Zea says she was laying on the ground in and out of consciousness.
"From then on, I started hearing voices," she said. "I was surrounded by a few black men. I just gave them my wallet, my phone, and I was like just stop hitting me cause I felt like I was getting hit."
Alfonso-Zea says she walked around to the passenger side of her vehicle to get her bag out when it happened.
"I thought it was a bad dream."
Seconds later, she says the men took off. She ran inside and fell asleep.
"When I woke up in my own blood, that's when I realized it wasn't a dream," said Alfonso-Zea.
To make matters worse, she walked outside and noticed a racial slur and a curse word written on her car.
"It's incredible what I stood for and what I try to protect at home, and then this is what I get when I come home."
Alfonso-Zea drove to the nearest gas station to call police and filed a report when they arrived.
"I felt like it was a targeted attack and I don't know why."
Alfonso-Zea is an Army veteran. She advocates for medical marijuana for veterans here in Las Vegas. She says she has no enemies so she doesn't know why she would be a part of a hate crime.
"It's a senseless act, I don't understand."
Alfonso-Zea says she no longer feels safe in her old apartment complex so she's currently staying with friends and looking for a new place to live.
If you know anything about the attack, you are urged to call police.
If you want to help Alfonso-Zea, she has set up a GoFundMe page.