A teenager who went for an afternoon jog ended up fighting off a man who tried to attack her, and now police are asking for the public’s help to find the perpetrator.
A 15-year-old girl, who did not want to give her full name, went for a jog in the middle of the day near Bridlepath and Foxborough drives in Fontana on Tuesday.
As she was running, she saw a man driving a dark green Toyota Camry following slowly behind her.
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"He was going slow, and I turned around and I saw him pass and go down the street," the teen told NBC4. "Then I said, ok, I’m fine."
She kept running until she heard footsteps and felt someone grab her from behind.
"He just grabbed me and sexually attacked me," she said. "He was like, ‘Come on, let’s do it.’ I kept screaming ‘Help, leave me alone, I’m going to call the cops.’"
The attacked pushed the girl to the ground and ran back to his car, she said. She escaped with a few scratches on her arm and wrist, but now she says she is traumatized by the event.
"I can’t even sleep, and I’m just scared to go out," she said.
The teenager worked with Fontana police to create a composite sketch of her attacker in hopes of finding the man.
"We haven’t had any similar cases to my knowledge in the area, but it’s part of an ongoing investigation." Fontana Police Officer Martha Guzman-Hurtado said.
The man was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue plaid shorts and dark shoes. He was driving a dark green 1990s model Toyota Camry. He is described as a 25- to 30-year-old black male, about 6 feet 1 inch tall.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Fontana Police Department Investigations Unit at 909-350-7720.