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Seattle woman, 24, attacked with stun gun on Tiger Mountain

Post by Joyce Chen on April 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm with 12 Comments »
April 28, 2010 3:40 pm

King County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who attacked a Seattle woman on the Tiger Mountain Trail outside of Issaquah Saturday morning.

The 24-year-old woman was about 100 yards up the Tiger Mountain Trail around 10:40 a.m. when she was approached by a man in running attire. They made small talk, and when her back was turned, he grabbed her, shocked her with a stun gun and pushed her to the ground. The woman fought him off and escaped with minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a clean-shaven white male in his mid-40s, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 to 165 pounds, with gray to white hair. He was wearing a hoodless gray pullover sweatshirt with a “coarse weave” over a white turtleneck and black Spandex pants. He had on light-colored running shoes and black Velcro gloves.

Anyone recognizing the description of the suspect is asked to call 911 or the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.

Leave a comment Comments → 12
  1. DAKOTANATIVE says:

    I cannot believe all the crazy people out there. I am stunned! Very shocking!

  2. There are too many rats in the cage. They are picking on each other. What do you do with an animal, when it attacks a human? You put it down. Think about it.

  3. When are parents, girls and women EVER going to learn! She shouldn’t have been on that trail alone! She should have had a handgun and been well versed in it’s use, and had a big dog that doesn’t like people it does not know.

  4. This is just horrible, on multiple levels. It really creeps me out knowing anyone would ever even consider attacking a woman. It’s also really unfortunate for all the normal dudes out there. We have enough trouble hitting on women. When deviants pull this kind of move it just makes it that much harder for us to meet an awesome girl who likes running on trails…

  5. Every technological toy ever invented has been used for evil. We all go after the shiny new toy when it comes out.

  6. tacomaguy30 says:

    Ladies, NEVER talk to a man wearing spandex.

  7. paul1953 says:

    This cretin was lucky he didn’t catch a bullet! When I hike in the outback, I carry heat for any number of reasons. Since obtaining my CPL a few years ago, I am encouraging my wife to do the same. I know many women do carry now, so you sorry SOB, if you’re reading this, I hope you catch one the next time.

  8. wardogzzz says:

    When I’m out in the woods I also pack and it isn’t concealed….remember sometimes a visual deterence is just as good as one in action. An armed society is a polite society…

  9. Mudbone – We need to do something other than to just insist that women never go out alone. This is a popular trail and it should have been safe. Think about it from a woman’s perspective – do you want to live life waiting for someone to be able to go with you? I see what you’re saying but I also see that it was a nice day and she wanted to get out of the house and enjoy the beauty of this place and maybe none of her friends were available and it’s not fair to have to miss out just because you’re a female. I’m just saying we need better solutions. I liked where you were going with packing but we also need the legal system to take swift, firm, decisive action with criminals instead of what amounts to a, “That wasn’t nice” lecture.

  10. interWOLFone says:

    I agree with you on this one, Mudbone.

  11. interWOLFone says:

    For Pete’s sake, Alinup…do you also fear those evil baseball bats and crowbars?

  12. interWOLFone says:

    In regards to Alinup’s fear of inanimate objects…it’s just too bad this young woman didn’t have a shiny toy herself.

    I would suggest a nice shiny new Smith & Wesson hammerless .38 revolver.

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