"I'm one tough cookie:" Jen of Jen's Sweet Treats speaks about attack
Jennifer Clark of Jen’s Sweet Treats was one of two people attacked just before 8:00 a.m. in the 4700 block of S. Packard Avenue.
Clark says she had just got into her van that was parked right in front of her bakery when a man tried to drag her out of her car.
“I was trying to fight him off hit and punch and he kind of unloaded on my face,” Clark said.
She said she was punched about five or six times and is dealing with a sore jaw, but no broken bones.
“I’m doing ok,” Clark said. “I’m one tough cookie so I’m alright.”
Before attacking Clark, Cudahy Police say the suspect beat up a 75-year-old man waiting for the bus.
Good Samaritans detained the 34-year-old Milwaukee man until police arrived.
“It all happened so fast,” Clark said.
Jen was back at work just a day after the attack.
“This isn’t going to get me down,” Clark said. “It’s just going to make me strive that much more to do good for the next person.”
Many customers stopped at the bakery Monday to show their support for Clark who often donates 100 percent of her proceeds to community causes.
“We’re here to support her any way we can because obviously, she does so much for us and we’re very grateful for everything she does,” Mary Jo Meier, Cudahy resident, said.
Over the last year, Jen has raised thousands of dollars for the families of the three fallen Milwaukee Police Officers, and she has even more fundraisers planned.
“She’s done a lot, not only for us but for the entire community,” Shawn C. Lauda, Milwaukee Police Association President, said. “Southeastern Wisconsin owes Jen a debt of gratitude.”
A member of the Milwaukee Police Association has started a GoFundMe for Jen.