HOUSTON — A woman claims a security guard at her Houston apartment
complex who witnessed her attack in the parking garage, failed to offer
assistance or call 911.
Piper Hatfield filed a complaint
June 1 in Harris County District Court against Hanover Company, Hanover
Montrose, H&P Montrose Holdings LLC and Valet Forces Inc., alleging
Piper was a tenant at the Hanover Montrose apartments when she was
attacked in the parking garage on May 15, 2021, according to her suit.
She alleges that the attacker ran up behind her and threw her to the
ground as she screamed for help and claims the attacker stole her purse
and ran away. Piper claims that a Valet Forces security guard witnessed
her attack and failed to help her or call 911.
She further alleges that after the attack, she ran into the foyer
of the building and asked the concierge to call police but he replied
"You have a phone. Why do I need to call them? You call them." Piper
claims the defendants were negligent for failing to have properly
trained security guards and surveillance at the apartment complex or
proper lighting on the premises. She also claims Hanover Montrose failed
to listen to residents' who warned about the criminal activity in the
area prior to her attack.
Piper seeks monetary relief, trial by jury and all other just
relief. She is represented by Janet Hansen of The Law Office of Janet
Hansen in Houston and George Cire, Jr., of The Law Office of George E.
Cire, Jr., in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2021-32640