SACRAMENTO, CA - A woman was attack while jogging on a trail along the American River in the Arden-Arcade area Tuesday night.
The woman ran down a horse trail around Mile Maker 9, between Watt Avenue and Howe Avenue, around 11 p.m., passing a man on the trail, Sacramento County Park Ranger Sgt. Randy Lewis said.
As the woman continued down the trail, she heard a runner behind her. When she stepped off the trail to let the runner pass, the man she saw earlier on the trail tackled her. The woman then started screaming.
Lewis said a passerby on a nearby bike trail heard the screams and headed toward the woman.
Investigators believe the woman's screams and the passerby's approach scared the suspect off. The woman was uninjured in the attack.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s with blondish hair and a scruffy beard. He was wearing green camo pants, red baseball cap and black and white ski gloves.