Parkway Attack, Worst Avoided

As reported by KCRA.

An excerpt.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —A Sacramento State student managed to get away from her attacker after a man hit her on the head and nearly dragged her into some bushes near the campus, according to Sac State police.

The woman was walking on the bike path about 11:45 a.m. Thursday along the American River after leaving Sacramento State when a man rode by her on a bicycle just west of the Howe Avenue overpass, police said.

The man came back walking toward her and told the woman to come to him. When she refused, the man grabbed her and hit her in the head, according to investigators.

The man tried to drag the woman into nearby bushes, but she was able to break free and run away, officers said.

The victim was treated for injuries at a hospital and was released.

Police said the man is described as 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, in his mid-40s with a muscular build, short black hair and no facial hair. He was wearing a dark-colored, loose-fitting tank top and dark pants.

Anyone with information about this incident or anything similar is asked to call the Sacramento State Police Department at 916-278-6000.

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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