Armed Portland Woman Fends Off Flasher High on Crystal Meth

Marques Seville Hardges, 43, was purportedly high on crystal meth when he forced his way into Kim’s apartment. (Photo: FOX 12)

An armed Oregon woman fended off a flasher allegedly high on crystal meth last month, local media reports.

The woman, identified as “Kim,” told FOX 12 News that the suspect, 43-year-old Marques Seville Hardges, forced his way into her apartment in Northeast Portland and dropped his pants demanding that she perform a “sex act.”

Instead of complying with the perv’s command, Kim pulled out the handgun located in her purse. She admitted though, it wasn’t her first instinct.

“The gun wasn’t the first thing that came to my mind…it was how am I going to get out of here,” Kim said. “I was in a sheer panic, I was just in a panic.”

When she did draw the gun, it sent Hardges running.  He dropped the pill bottle he had grabbed from her apartment but made off with $60 in stolen cash.

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Hardges stalked Kim on the street that day, followed her through the entrance of her apartment building and into the elevator she was taking to her floor.  During the ride up, he told her that he had just shot up crystal meth for the first time.  Hardges then pursued Kim all the way to her unit and pounced once she opened the door.

Kim, a licensed concealed carrier, said this wasn’t the first time she’s been sexually assaulted.

“I’ve had a real hard time since then, struggling with because it brings back horrible memories for me,” Kim said. “There must be someplace inside me that’s just not going to let that happen again.”

Police arrested Hardges on Aug. 14, charging him with sodomy, attempted sex abuse, theft, and burglary, according to FOX 12.

Following the incident, the apartment building now has a sign asking visitors and residents to ensure the main door is shut after entering and exiting.

“We need to look out for our neighbors, there’s a reason we live in a building that has security,” Kim said.


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  • ej harb September 23, 2018, 10:50 am

    We used to kill trash like this 100 years ago! Now they thrive.

  • darryl August 25, 2018, 1:05 am

    followed her around before she went home and followed her home too. i wonder why she didn’t pick up on him not being all there by what he did before he got into her apartment and why open the door to someone who is banging on your door. this is where it pays to keep your eyes open to what is happening around you at all times.

    like the one person said shot to the nads would keep him from doing to others, but in Oregon there has got to be a lot of nuts running around there like this guy.

  • Yoni August 24, 2018, 10:39 am

    Wow, as an Orygun transplant of 22 years, surprised she wasn’t crucified by local news here in the Peoples republik of Portland.

    When we moved here it used to be fairly conservative now it is more like NY and only the rural areas run conservative.

  • Jesse Scott August 24, 2018, 6:56 am

    Shoulda shot him in the nads. Reduce future attempts at flashing.

  • SuperG August 23, 2018, 11:57 am

    I don’t understand this, as usually people with face tattoos are such exemplary citizens.

    • Dr Motown August 24, 2018, 7:12 am

      Frequently “dreamers” too….dreaming of rape, dreaming of murder, dreaming of robbery, dreaming of welfare fraud…

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