May 21, 2012 at 9:50 AM
Police release sketch of man who attacked woman on Capitol Hill
Seattle police have released this sketch of a man who attacked on a woman on Capitol Hill last month.
The woman was using a GPS on her cell phone as she was trying to find a club near Boylston Avenue East and East Olive Way around 10:30 p.m. on April 28 when a man offered to escort her to the club. During the walk the woman looked at the GPS and realized the man was leading her in the opposite direction of the club, according to a police news release.
The man led her into an alley off East Thomas Street, saying it would lead them to the club. The man got behind the woman and used a lanyard key chain to choke her. The woman fell backward on to the ground and the man straddled her, pinning her to the ground.
He punched the her in the head and face. The woman fought back, punching the man several times and possibly cutting his face with her keys, police said. The man covered the victim’s mouth with his right hand, and she bit him.
The man then ran off.
The suspect is described as white, 23 to 25 years old, 5-feet-9 and about 170 pounds. He has a slender build, dirty blond or strawberry blond hair with a short buzz cut. He was wearing a white baseball cap, beige Members Only jacket, beige/khaki work pants and white tennis shoes with white soles.
Police say he may have lacerations to his face and a bite wound on the inside of his right hand.
Anyone with information on the man is asked to call the Police Department’s Sexual Assault tip line at 206-684-4882. Anonymous tips are welcome.
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