Pleasanton woman fights off attacker
By Doug Jastrow
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 06/19/2010 02:34:03 PM PDT
Updated: 06/19/2010 02:48:31 PM PDT
PLEASANTON — Police are searching for a man who grabbed a woman Friday morning, but drove away without her after his intended victim quickly fought back, police said.
The woman, a 24-year-old Pleasanton resident, was walking to work on Andrews Drive around 8 a.m. when a black car pulled up along side her. The driver of the vehicle asked the woman if he could ask her a question, said Sgt. Scott Rohovit. Thinking the man needed directions, the woman walked closer to the vehicle.
The driver got out of his car and grabbed the woman's forearm, police said, but she pushed her attacker away using her shoulder and forearm and yelled, "Stop!" The man immediately returned to his car and drove away.
"She showed good judgment to make a quick reaction," Rohovit said. "It startled the guy and that helped."
Because the man fled so quickly, police are unsure if he was attempting to rob the woman or force her into his car. The woman, whose identity was not released, was uninjured.
The man was described to police as a black male between the ages of 25 and 30. He is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 to 230 pounds with a muscular build, police said. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white T-shirt and a black "do-rag" covering his head. His vehicle was described as an early 1990s black, four-door sedan with a dirty grey interior, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact
the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.