Jogger fights off attack
December 21, 2011
A woman jogger attacked Tuesday morning on Vachell Lane near the San Luis Obispo city limits escaped serious injury after she aggressively fought off her assailant.
Sheriff’s officials said the woman, who was not identified, was running alone about 7 a.m. when she saw a man approaching her from the opposite direction. She stopped to adjust equipment, she told investigators, and the man suddenly grabbed her from behind and placed a hand over her mouth.
She spun from his grasp and swung her iPod at him, causing him to back away. She then started shouting at the man, who then fled, said Sheriff’s Department spokesman Rob Bryn.
The victim ran toward the city limits calling for 911 assistance. Responding deputies could not locate the man, said Bryn.
The suspect was described as male Hispanic, late 20’s to 30’s, 5-8, stocky build, dark hair, black beanie, black parka, blue and white plaid long shorts.
Deputies are asking anyone who may have seen the suspect in the area to call the sheriff’s office with information.