Fearful Mom Attacks 7-Foot Sex Offender

Baldwin's status as a Level 3 sex offender required law enforcement to circulate a flier featuring his name, image and conviction information throughout his new neighborhood. While he said he agrees with the notification process and took responsibility for his own crimes, he also suggested that law enforcement stop using fliers in place of Internet postings and going door-to-door to prevent attacks like Gibson's.

"It's right for people to know," he said, "but I think they should let people know in a different way."

The Gibson incident was the second time someone attacked him because they knew he was a sex offender, he said.

Det. Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff's Office, told ABC News that the office has received calls from people supportive of Gibson and offering to help pay her bond.

Troyer added that Gibson is "not a soccer mom in a minivan who lost her temper."

"She's been in jail before on assault and drug charges," Troyer said.

Troyer said he did not condone the beating Gibson gave Baldwin.

"If everybody went out and beat up a sex offender, we're going to have to stop doing notifications," he said.

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