A sexual assault took place in South Davis Friday night, according to the Davis Police Department. The victim called police, but the suspect got away. (His description is at the bottom of this article).
Around 10 p.m. Friday, the man ran up behind and grabbed a 17-year-old female who was walking west on Cowell Boulevard near Koso Street.
"The female victim screamed and fought back against the male who had a hold of her shirt," according to a statement from the Davis Police Department. "During the struggle, the male subject grabbed the female's buttocks. The female victim continued to scream and fought back which forced the suspect to flee east on Cowell Blvd. The female ran west on Cowell Blvd. while calling 9-1-1."
We received this message from the victim's mother late Friday night.
"PLEASE get the word out. My daughter was attacked and nearly raped in South Davis tonight, around 10pm. She was able to fend off her attacker and escaped with only a ripped shirt. It is important to inform women in Davis that there is a predator out there and to make sure they do NOT walk alone, not even for just a few blocks, like my daughter..."
Here's a description of the suspect, via the Davis Police Department:
"The male subject was first observed in the 300 block of Becerra Way and was described as a Hispanic male, 25-35 years old, approximately 5'10", stocky build, and short black buzzed hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and unknown colored pants ... Anyone with information is urged to call the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400."