Victim of high profile attack in Labrador fears for safety of public after offender released in Nova Scotia
Andrea Pardy still considers herself lucky to be alive after a brutal beating she suffered at the hands of Sem Paul Obed two years ago.
The Happy Valley-Goose Bay woman can remember the details of her assault as if it happened yesterday, and those memories are now top-of-mind once again.
That’s because the man who attacked her that night — Aug. 16, 2012 — is out of prison.
Two years ago, Andrea was back to work at the Sand Bar, a local lounge, having recently come off maternity leave. She was the manager at the time and was closing up just after midnight on — what she thought — was just “another boring Wednesday night.”
“I had served my last customer at 12:10 a.m.,” recalled Andrea.
“About a minute-and-a-half later, this man walks in and asks for a beer. I told him we were closed, and he was very good about it, he seemed very friendly and nice.”
Pardy said the man walked back out of the building, only to come back in a minute later and asked to use the washroom.
The man came back out too quickly, said Pardy.
“He approached me and I knew I was in trouble,” she said. “He had a scary look on his face.”
The man — who would later be identified as Sem…