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Cable guy charged with assault for giving terrified customer, 70, a powerful bear hug

A cable TV repairman has been charged with assault after he allegedly gave a terrified 70 year-old female customer a powerful bear hug.

DISH Network subcontractor David Novinski reportedly grabbed Karen Loest as he finished her job at her house in Elbert County, Colorado, on April 4.

Loest, a former sheriffs deputy said: He has me pinned – my arms and chest – and it hurt.

Karen Loest

Retired sheriffs deputy Karen Loest, 70, says she feared she was going to be raped after cable repairman David Novinski wrapped her in a powerful bear hug before leaving her property (Picture: KDVR)

At that point, I didnt know whether I was going to be raped … thrown down on the floor.

He has me pinned – my arms and chest – and it hurt.

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In an interview with KDVR, Loest added: (Novinski) scared me.

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I didnt sleep for two or three days after that and Im still not sleeping well. He knows where I live

Loest says she pushed Novinski off her and told him to leave. She says the repairman initially refused to do so, but later exited the property after apologizing.

He was arrested on April 7, and was charged with first-degree criminal trespass, as well as negligent bodily injury to an at-risk person.

But Novinskis lawyer Mike McCullough says the charges against his client have been blown out of all proportion, and that McCulloughs affectionate naRead More – Source

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