Female college student attacked in SLO

September 17, 2015

SLOPDA man whom police have yet to identify jumped out of bushes and attacked a female college student as she was walking home early Wednesday morning.

After receiving a report of the assault, San Luis Obispo police responded to the 1600 block of Fredericks Street around 1:40 a.m. The victim, a 21-year-old woman, had been walking alone from the downtown area, according to police.

The suspect jumped from a covering of bushes, grabbed the woman and pulled her to the ground. He then pinned her arms to the ground, a police department news release states.

The woman managed to break free of the man’s grasp and began striking him in the face. After breaking free completely, she ran home and contacted the police.

She did not suffer injuries during the attack.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Investigators are trying to determine whether there is any connection between this assault and others that have occurred in the community.

The police department requests that anyone with information about the incident call SLOPD at (805) 781-7137 or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.



  1. indigo1955 says:

    Welcome to the Happiest Town in the U.S.A.!

    (0) 24 Total Votes - 12 up - 12 down
  2. SLOBIRD says:

    Welcome back Poly!

    (5) 21 Total Votes - 13 up - 8 down
  3. joseywales says:

    has there been a stephen gessell sighting lately?

    Is cory pierce on work release?

    another off duty slo pd officer?

    their scope of entitlement is expanding to women’s privates…..

    (-35) 43 Total Votes - 4 up - 39 down
    • Black_Copter_Pilot says:

      Where were you? Makes as much sense as your statement.

      (8) 12 Total Votes - 10 up - 2 down
    • joseywales says:

      police are 8 times more likely to sexually assault a person than the rest of the population.

      they are 5 times more likely to engage in domestic abuse.

      facts dont lie people do.

      (-18) 34 Total Votes - 8 up - 26 down
    • miles archer says:

      Thumbs way down Josey.

      Those who remember Rex Allen Krebs know that this is nothing to joke about…and not the appropriate place for your trolling of Gessell and our men/women in blue.

      Why does history keep repeating itself here? Why are women continuing to walk alone at night from downtown SLO?


      (25) 27 Total Votes - 26 up - 1 down

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