Escondido police have released a sketch of the suspect sought in an attack on an LA Fitness employee.
A fitness club employee in Escondido told police she was attacked by a man who hid in the gym until after closing time.
The woman was getting ready to close up the LA Fitness on El Norte Parkway Tuesday night when she says the man jumped out and punched her, knocking her to the ground, according to investigators.
As the man tried to pull at her clothing, the woman said she fought back.
The suspect fled. He was described as Hispanic, about 35 to 45 years old, 5-foot 5-inches tall, overweight with a shaved head, a tattoo of a teardrop near his left eye and a tattoo of a cross on the ring finger of his left hand.
He was wearing a white tank top, black shorts, black high-top tennis shoes and white knee-high socks, police said.
The victim suffered minor cuts and scrapes. She was treated and released from Palomar Medical Center.
Police aren't sure if the suspect belonged to the gym. If he didn't, members question how he got inside.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Escondido Police Investigation Division at (760) 839-4717. Information can also be left anonymously by calling the Escondido Police tip line at (760) 743-8477 or by going to the EPD website.