Jogger cautions others after she fought off attacker

The woman managed to fight off a man who tried to drag her into the woods
February 3, 2014 3:15:36 PM PST
The man who attacked a woman while she was jogging in Montgomery County over the weekend is still on the loose, and the victim has a warning for others.

That vicious attack the woman suffered has deputies urging joggers to remove the earphones and be aware of their surroundings at all times.

The woman, who doesn't want to show her face or share her name, says she's scared.

"Flung me to the ground," she said. "Before I knew what was going on he was on top of me."

But she's speaking out about the unknown man who grabbed her ponytail and attacked her from behind while out on her regular morning jog in this quiet area of Conroe early Saturday morning.

She said, "It was just in a short ponytail and he just grabbed it, and flung me around and when he flung me, I went down. There was nothing I could do after that."

The 27-year-old mother of four says she was running along Robin Lane around 8:30am. She says she had her earphones on, listening to music, when the man snuck up on her and pushed her face toward the ground. The attacker tried dragging her into a wooded area, but she said she kept fighting him the entire time.

"We fought a little bit. I kicked him," she recalled. "Luckily, the dog heard me screaming and crying. The dog came running. A brown pit bull, came running and chased after him. He took off running into the woods."

The woman says the man ripped her clothing and left her with a split lip, bruised face and sprained knee. But wants her neighbors to know she did get a good look at the guy before kicking him in the groin and running off.

"He's probably about 6 foot, 230 to 250 pounds, black male, tattoo on his neck," she said. "Gold dangly earring from his ear, right ear. Tattoos on the left side of his neck. Blue shirt that said New York in white letters across it and black sweat pants."

The woman doesn't believe the man lives in that area. Deputies are working on a sketch of the suspect.

If you have any information about this attack, you're asked to call Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP. Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment of a felony crime.

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