Woman grabbed on Okotoks pathway
Crime: Attacker fought off in late night abduction attempt
By: Don Patterson
| Posted: Monday, Sep 09, 2013 02:28 pm
Okotoks RCMP are searching for an attacker after a woman fought off an assailant sometime after midnight early Sunday morning.
Okotoks RCMP Sgt. Donna Rorison said these types of abduction attempts are rare in Okotoks, but she reminded people walking alone in town at night to be aware of their surroundings and it’s always better to travel in groups and keep an eye out for anything suspicious.
“Err on the side of caution to make sure people pay attention,” she said.
Okotoks RCMP are looking for help catching whoever pulled a woman off a path in town.
An adult woman was walking alone along a path behind John Paul II Collegiate on Sept. 8 at approximately 12:08 a.m. when an unknown male approached her.
The male grabbed her by the arm and pulled her away from the path. The woman fought back, knocked the male to the ground was able to run to safety.
Okotoks RCMP called in the RCMP dog service to assist in a search for the man involved, but were unsuccessful in finding him.
The suspect in this case is described as a Caucasian male, approximately six feet tall. He was wearing a royal blue hoodie and a blue hat turned backwards.
Rorison said the case is not likely linked to similar recent abduction attempts that have received attention in Calgary.
“It’s not likely that somebody that’s doing this in Calgary is coming out to Okotoks to do the same thing,” she said.
Anyone who may have seen the incident or may have any information to help RCMP is asked to call Okotoks RCMP at 403-938-7046.