Police release sketch of man who attacked woman on Freedom Trail - CBS46 News

Police release sketch of man who attacked woman on Freedom Trail

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The Atlanta Police Department has released a sketch and a bit more information about the unsuccessful attack of a woman on the Freedom Trail on Aug. 11. People along the trail are glad to see the picture.

"That's a great sketch and everybody should be on the lookout," jogger Angie Huefner said.

Aug. 13 Pearl Ryder said she was jogging on the Freedom trail near the intersection of North Avenue and Euclid heading toward Moreland Avenue. It was daylight, about 10:30 a.m.

Ryder told Atlanta police that a white male in his 50s, approximately 5'10" with pale skin, an average build and wearing a gray T-shirt with blue jeans jumped out of the wood line and started jogging close behind her.

Ryder turned around and yelled, "Hey! Hey!" as the man reached out and grabbed for her.

She put up her hands in a defensive stance and yelled even louder: "What are you doing?!"

The suspect said nothing, but quickly backed away into the woods.

At 10:54 a.m. an officer responded to a suspicious person call at 1370 North Ave. PathForce units canvassed the area but found no sign of the suspect.

CBS46 News spoke to a woman who lives along the trail who said she reported a suspicious urban camper in the area harassing young girls. The woman, who did not want to be identified, showed an email she sent to city leaders detailing what happened. Despite her complaints, nothing happened. Since the attack the woman said she has not seen the urban camper in the area.

Some women say they are taking extra precaution when on the trail.

"I make sure I let someone know that I'm running so they will be looking for me if something happens," said Bunnie Hilliard.

"I carry pepper spray now," Huefner said.

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