Another OB woman has been assaulted. This latest incident occurred on Ebers Street Friday night, November 9th. The woman, whose identity will not be disclosed at this time, was walking home around 11:15 coming home from a bar on Newport.
A man began following her from Sunset Cliffs. She noticed that and had words with him. He reportedly half-apologized. But he kept following her. And somewhere between Santa Monica and Saratoga, across the street from the small park, he attacked her. He grabbed her hair, threw her down and they began scrapping.
Fortunately, this woman, a small person, had the resistance power of someone bigger. She punched his face and began screaming. He got up and fled.
Neighbors who had heard the screaming came out. Someone called 911.
When a police officer arrived – within minutes of the assault – the victim gave the officer a description of her assailant. She described him as white, about 5 feet 9 inches, with short bleached-blond hair, wearing a dark bluish plaid jacket. He should be displaying punch marks on his face. She also said he had acne or freckles on his face and that his teeth were “messed up”.
This description does resemble at least that of the Robb Field Groper, another incident from last August, when a man grabbed a woman jogger.
The following was left at the OB Crime Watch facebook page:
“I was walking home and was attacked from behind on Ebers street between Santa Monica and Saratoga. It was a white male in his late 20’s, shaved head of light brown or blonde hair, with pockmarks on his face. HE LIKELY HAS A BLACK EYE (I managed to fight him off) AND A CUT ON HIS LEFT CHEEK FROM THE RING ON MY FINGER.”
UPDATE: The girl attacked on Friday night filed a report. “They said there was little they could do, even if they caught him, because this crime is just a misdemeanor.”
“He had a very quiet timid sounding voice. Half way down the block I hear him run up behind me (for some reason his footsteps had a very distinct sound, like he was wearing shoes with hard soles) and he grabbed my hair and attacked. It was about Midnight. I was coming from Newport ave. He for sure had been following me. The sketch on the cover photo does resemble my attacker.”
A neighbor heard her screams and called the police, then she filed a report. Initially she felt him coming up behind her on Santa Monica. He was following her. When she got home, she noticed deep bruising on her chest and thighs. She was groped.