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Florida Realtor survives hammer attack

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A Florida Realtor fought back against her attacker after she was hit over the head several times with a hammer while showing a house, according to reports. Janice Flasschoen, 56, a Realtor for Realty Xperts in Port Orange, Fla., who is recovering from the attack, required stitches and suffered cuts and bruises. Balazs Kris Gombos, 30, a convicted felon from South Daytona, Fla., reportedly had arranged to meet Flasschoen on Monday to look at a house for sale in South Daytona, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Flasschoen reportedly spent about 30 minutes showing the man around the one-story, three-bedroom concrete block home before Gombos asked her about an electric outlet that was missing a face plate in one of the bedrooms, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported. He reportedly told her that he was worried his daughter might electrocute herself. When Flasschoen knelt down to take a look at the outlet, Gombos allegedly pulled out a hammer and struck her twice in the back of the head. She t...