Woman attacked on Tiger Mountain Trail
May 4, 2010
Police said a man armed with a Taser or stun gun attacked a woman on Tiger Mountain Trail, just outside of Issaquah, on April 24.
The woman, a 24-year-old Seattle resident and a state Department of Natural Resources employee, fought off her attacker and escaped with only minor injuries. Police did not catch the suspect.
The woman said a man in running attire accosted her as she worked about 100 yards up the trail at about 10:40 a.m. Saturday. The man approached her, engaged in small talk and when she turned around he grabbed her, shocked her with the device and pushed her to ground.
The woman fought him off and then ran down the trail until she reached other workers. She had been working with the Washington Conservation Corps, a state Department of Ecology program set up to develop trails and restore natural areas.
Police described the suspect as a clean-shaven white man in his mid-40s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 160 to 165 pounds, with gray or white hair. He wore a hoodless, gray pullover sweatshirt with a coarse weave; black, Spandex running pants; a white mock-turtleneck; light-colored running shoes; and black gloves with Velcro closures.
Police ask for anyone who hiked on Tiger Mountain on April 24, or who recognizes the description of the suspect, to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 or 911.