A 43-year-old Pleasanton woman was assaulted just after midnight Friday as she was walking in the 300 block of Main Street in the downtown business district.
The victim told police she was walking home from a downtown restaurant when she saw what appeared to be an early 1990s Honda Accord drive past her.
She saw the driver make a U-turn and then park nearby on West Angela Street. She heard the vehicle door open and the driver get out. Suddenly, she was grabbed from behind in a bear hug.
She said she was able to break free, pulled out her phone and called 911.
Seeing the victim with the phone, the assailant rushed back to his car and sped away.
The woman told police that she didn't see which direction the suspect went.
The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, 35 to 40 years old with short brown or black hair. He did not have any facial hair but his face was described as “long.” He was about 5’-10” to 6’ tall, weighing 200 to 230 pounds with a muscular build.
The victim told police the man was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, but she could not describe any other clothing he was wearing.
This case is currently being investigated by the police department's Criminal Investigations Unit. There are several surveillance cameras in the area that may have evidence essential to this case. All leads are being pursued at this time.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have additional information regarding this case, is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at (925)-931-5100.