Woman attacked on bike path

The man repeatedly hit her in the head and face before she could run to safety.

Posted: Feb 7, 2019 5:40 PM
Updated: Feb 7, 2019 5:40 PM

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"live local late the search continues tonight for a man who attacked a woman on a bike path in eugene... punching her over and over again in the face. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm renee mccullough. i'm matt templeman. that woman fought back... and the man ran off. kezi nine news reporter emma jerome shows us why some neighbors were hesitant to help in our top story. ej: it was on this path that a woman was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground... and repeatedly hit before she was able to fight off her attacker and run to safety. cr "she came knocking on both my doors. i didn't know what was going on so i didn't answer right away. i have kids in my house and before i opened the door i had to make sure who was outside and what they wanted and what their intentions were because you never know these days. carlin reents says when the woman first showed up.... her first concern was protecting her family. "last summer i was walking with my children on the bike path in the middle of the day and someone came up to me and was making very lewd comments and i don't know how to describe it i was afraid i was going to be attacked" she says by the time she went outside to help... the woman had run off to another home. police showed up right away, but couldn't find the man. they say these type of attackers tend to have a type. jeff blonde "someone that is not aware of their surroundings... a lot of times we like to put headphones on or earbuds in listening to music or even being in a conversation on our phone so it's important not to be completely tuned out to the world so to speak" jerome stand up "now you don't have to have a black belt necessarily to keep yourself safe. in fact there are a few easy things you can do to protect yourself. first, always have your cell phone on you and charged. second don't walk in any alleyways or near bushes where people can easily hide and third, if you are grabbed make sure to fight back as hard as you possibly can. police
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