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Pleasanton woman fights off attacker on Andrews Drive

Original post made by Jerry, Apperson Ridge, on Jun 19, 2010

I don't know why PW still hasn't reported this story yet when it already made its way to the front page on Crimes like these need to be reported to the community ASAP so we all can be on the watch for these thugs. We need to be more vigilant and report these thugs when we spot them. They obviously have no reason to be here.

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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.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 19, 2010 at 5:55 pm

The good news is that the woman fought off her attacker and is safe. I hope that she will receive the support that she may need. Incidents like this can be traumatic and the shock of it can persist for a very long time for the victim.

It's another warning to be aware of your environment and any possible threats. Even a good deed can turn ugly. The predators are everywhere. BE SAFE.

did you say "thug"?

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Posted by pleasantonMom
a resident of Ironwood
on Jun 21, 2010 at 9:02 am

what are you in the first grade?? A women was attacked. We should all be looking over our shoulders. Not worried about stupid text chat.

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Posted by Ann
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 21, 2010 at 9:47 am

I agree, this really is not a joke, and had it been you or your daughter or a loved one maybe you would like the same compasion this lady should get. I remember several years ago a fellow Pleasanton woman was taken off the streets while walking to work and killed. We all have to be carefull!

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Posted by In the name of sanity
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2010 at 10:11 am

It's time to finally do what we all know is right & appropriate for the sake of our community. Ban Cholo from ANY future comments on the PW Town Square.

Truly & utterly a waste of internet bandwidth.

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Posted by pleasantonian
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 21, 2010 at 10:23 am

Thank you, Jerry for posting this. I had not heard of this incident. This information should be shared immediately with others in our community. Jerry, I appreciate your taking the time to alert us!

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Posted by Tiger
a resident of another community
on Jun 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Warning: Don't mess with our Pleasanton Cougars!!

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Posted by cougarpatrol
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Jul 1, 2010 at 5:27 pm

them b1tches are crazy fool. dun fuk wid dem

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