After a female jogger was the victim of an attempted sexual assaulted in an early-morning attack in Huntington Beach, police are asking for the public’s help identifying her assailant.
The incident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28 near Huntington Village Lane and Center Avenue, close to Golden West College and multiple shopping centers, according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department.
The jogger noticed a man following her and began running toward her apartment when she was pushed to the ground from behind by the man.
He attempted to sexually assault her, ripping her shirt. She as able to get away, police said.
The attacker was described as Hispanic with short, dark hair, 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weighing about 140 pounds, police said. He was wearing a light gray T-shirt, dark jeans and black shoes with orange laces.
Anyone with information was asked to call Huntington Beach police Detective Tunstall at 714-536-5995.