Sketch Released of Jogger-Attack Suspect

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    NEWSLETTERS

    San Diego Police
    Jogging attack suspect

    Police are trying to crack the case of a woman assaulted Saturday not far from Balboa Park.

    Detectives released a sketch Tuesday of the man they say tried to attack the woman in the 3400 block of Florida Street at about 6:30 a.m. Investigators said the suspect is between 25-30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 250 pounds.

    Good Samaritans rescued the 30-year-old victim.

    "I was sleeping and then I heard two screams," Marcos Walters said Saturday.

    The victim told police she was jogging south on Florida Street when she saw a man she had seen previously on another recent run. As she jogged toward Myrtle Street, the man ran up behind her.

    "She ran into the middle of the street, screamed, obviously she felt that this person was after her," Lt. Ken Hubbs said over the weekend. "He chased her down the street, didn't say a word, knocked her to the ground and climbed on top of her."

    Residents heard the woman yelling as she tried to fight off her attacker.

    "I awoke to some screams," Lorena Slomanson said. "Pretty loud, shrill sounds, screams. She was screaming as he was jumping on to her in the street, in the middle of the street."

    The attack might have been much more severe if the man had waited a little longer to attack.

    "Had she gone maybe another 50 yards toward Upas, which is the direction she was going, she would have been in a more isolated area near the park," Hubbs said. "Where she was able to scream, there were a lot of residents that were there. A little bit further, there would not have been very many people."

    The good Samaritans chased the suspect but lost sight of him.

    Anybody with any information on the case is being urged to call the San Diego police.