On November 9, around midnight, a 26-year-old Ocean Beach woman was attacked on the 1900 block of Ebers Street.
She said she noticed a man walking near her and told him not to walk so close. He apologized and said, in a soft voice, that he wasn't trying to scare her.
As the victim approached Ebers Street, she heard him run up behind her. He grabbed her hair and pulled her backward onto the sidewalk. He got on top of her and pinned her neck with one hand and covered her mouth with the other hand. The victim punched the attacker in the face repeatedly as she screamed. She was able to kick him in the groin and then he ran off.
A couple living in one of the houses heard her scream and, while dialing 911, came out to ask her if she was okay. The police arrived in less than two minutes and took a report.
The victim noticed blood on her hand from a cut but was sure she had made contact with the attacker’s eye several times when punching him. She told police that he most likely would have a black eye and possibly a cut on his face, as she was wearing several rings. She said some of the blood on her hand might have been his.
The police asked her if she was sexually attacked, and she said she wasn't sure at that point because she was fighting back so hard. Police told her the assault would be reported as a misdemeanor if there wasn't anything sexual in nature done or spoken about during the attack. The victim also told police that he never reached for her purse.
Police drove their car down the street and an alley looking for the suspect but came up emptyhanded.
It wasn't until the victim got home that she noticed bruising all over her chest and thighs.
The victim described the attacker as a Caucasian male, approximately 5'11", in his late 20s to early 30s, close-shaved head with light brown or blond hair, either a pock-marked or freckled face, bad teeth, and wearing a dark blue jacket with possibly a plaid pattern.