Jogger writes warning on sidewalk after attack

Jogger writes warning on sidewalk after attack

Credit: KING

This warning was left on a sidewalk in West Seattle after a woman out jogging was attacked by a man, April 3, 2013.

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by TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

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Posted on April 3, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 3 at 2:32 PM

A woman out jogging in West Seattle was attacked by an unknown man Tuesday morning. Now, there is a warning written in chalk on the sidewalk where it happened.

Seattle Police said the attack happened just after 5:00 a.m. in the 5400 block of California Avenue SW. The alleged attacker came out of the shadows and grabbed the jogger. He grabbed her waist, pulled her down into a crouch position and fondled her.

The victim screamed and the attacker let go and ran away.

The victim told police the attacker didn’t say anything or react to anything she said to him. She declined medical treatment at the scene.

The only description is that the man was 5 feet 9 inches tall wearing a dark colored hoodie and dark pants.

A few hours after the attack, a message was found at the scene, written in chalk on the sidewalk:

“Women of West Seattle:

4/3/2013 5:20 AM

Physical / Sexual Assault took place HERE.

The man ran away & was not located by police. I was out for my A.M. run in our neighborhood. Be AWARE!

WARN YOUR FRIENDS”

Anyone with information is asked to call 911. Anonymous tips are welcome.

 

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