Shanie-Lee Brideau Noël was returning home in Allardville, after spending a few days in Quebec. I took the logging road connecting Bathurst and St Quentin. About 6 p.m., halfway through, she saw a pickup truck parked on the side of the road and a woman waving at her to stop. The latter asks him for a hand to change the piercing. Agree that there is no cellular network in the area. But as she approached the front passenger side of the car, a man opened the side door and grabbed her in an attempt to force her into the trailer. The young woman somehow managed to defend herself, before the second man appeared out of nowhere.
The 22-year-old woman was brutally attacked and kicked in the face by the attackers. And the story doesn’t end there… When Shannie-Lee manages to shake off her attackers’ hands and get away with her car, the three individuals involved chase her for long minutes.
“I’m a pretty and resourceful girl. I always have a winch and tools to change my tire. I thought I could help her. (…) He opened it very quickly. I turned like that and the guy tried to catch me. I grabbed him by the face and hurt his eye. I have like long nails.
Shanie-Lee considers herself very lucky to be alive today. She believes that her father, who died in 2011, was her guardian angel. “I’m sure I won’t stop to help people down this path,” she fell in her trembling voice.
Completely separate forest path
According to the mayor of Saint Quentin, Nicole Somers, police rarely patrol this area due to the lack of cellular network and wireless communications. It regrets the lack of a cellular network on the 140-kilometre forest road. Despite pressure from the local Chamber of Commerce, provincial elected officials and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in recent years in Fredericton, there has been a radio silence.
“I really had to go read the report to make sure it was correct. Because when they told me, I didn’t believe it. (…) We only have a meeting tonight. We’ll talk about it. We’ll start the procedures,” the official-elect confirms.
According to the latest news, the alleged perpetrators of this unprovoked assault and attempted kidnapping have not been arrested. It will be a blonde woman in her late twenties and two men between the ages of 30 and 40 with dark hair. One of them had a beard. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was informed of the events and did not return our calls.