Woman fends off sexual assailant in West Town, police say

A woman managed to fend off a man who attacked and tried to sexually assault her in West Town early Saturday, police said. The offender remains at large.

The 28-year-old woman was walking in the 400 block of North Morgan when she noticed a white four-door Buick rolling behind her around 12:05 a.m., according to a community alert from CPD. Police said the man got out of his car, ran up behind her, and forced her into a vacant lot.

There, he reportedly beat the woman and tried to sexually assault her behind a bulldozer. But he quit and ran back to his car when she began screaming for help, police said.

Police said the offender is Black, between 20- and 30-years-old who stands about 5’10” tall. He weighs about 200 pounds, has dreadlocks, and wore a blue face mask, white t-shirt, and black sweatpants, according to the alert.

Area Three detectives are investigating the crime. They can be contacted at 312-744-8261. The case number is JE-223156.

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