Police: Woman, 65, fends off attacker with bite
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Last Updated: 66 days ago
COLUMBUS, Ind. - Columbus Police said a 65-year-old woman’s quick action helped save her from a sexual assault Thursday morning in the Tipton Lakes community.
Investigators said a man claiming to be a landscaper stopped at the woman’s home while she was looking after a child.
After struggling with a language barrier, she told him she didn’t need his services, but he forced his way into her home anyway. Police said a struggle soon began.
"And then forced her onto a couch where he began to attack her and at one point, was tugging on her pants and things of that nature,” Lt. Matt Myers with the Columbus Police Department said.
Police said that’s when the woman bit the suspect between the index finger and the thumb, and he took off in a silver sedan.
The suspect is described as Caucasian or Hispanic, in his middle or late 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches with a medium build, brown hair and a goatee.
The incident is a reminder to people in the community to watch out for solicitors and make sure they have the proper documentation, which is basically a receipt from the Columbus Police Department.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600.
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