Jogger chases after and stabs sex attacker who attempted to grope her

Lester Mason
November 15, 2017

The woman was carrying a small knife in her hand and stabbed the man multiple times when he grabbed her. He then fled toward Park Street. "We've got to stop talking and let's start acting". Police say a male neighbor was standing in the common area between the woman's home and his home when she suddenly came out of her house and stabbed him the neck.

Salt Lake City police spokesman Greg Wilking says the woman was attacked by the man Friday morning while jogging in Salt Lake City. He was between 15 and 30 years old, she said. They told police the woman jumped in her vehicle and fled the scene after stabbing him.

The incident occurred in the Liberty Wells neighborhood of Salt Lake City, ABC 4 reports.

Police said the woman responded quickly, and was able to defend herself in a very unsafe and precarious situation.


Police say the two Utah teenagers accused of shooting and wounding an off-duty police officer during an attempted robbery likely didn't know the victim was law enforcement.

"If you have somebody that actually goes up and makes physical contact with you in that manner, the thought in your head is - yeah, that will go further", Wilking said.

Wilking encouraged anyone with information on the suspected attacker to come forward.

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