A would-be abductor tried to shock a jogger into submission with an electric stun gun Wednesday while making a failed attempt to drag her into a car on a University City roadside, authorities said.
The victim was running on Nobel Drive near Regents Road about 12:30 p.m. when the unidentified man got out of a parked black four-door sedan with a pink Lyft ride-sharing company sticker on it and confronted her, according to San Diego police.
The assailant, who appeared to be in his 30s, held the stun gun against the woman’s chest, reached behind her with his other hand and tried to pull her into the vehicle, Officer Luis Roman said.
The jogger, who felt a burning sensation from the self-defense device, responded by screaming, kicking the attacker and pushing him away. She then ran out into the nearby traffic lanes to escape, Roman said.
At that point, a woman driving by pulled over and asked the victim if she needed a ride. The victim said she did, and the good Samaritan drove her home.
The victim, who told police she did not need medical care, described the perpetrator as an unshaven man with black hair and prescription glasses.
Officers searched the area but were unable to find him.
— City News Service