A woman out jogging in West Seattle was attacked by an unknown man Tuesday morning. Now, there is a warning written in chalk on the sidewalk where it happened.

Seattle Police said the attack happened just after 5:00 a.m. in the 5400 block of California Avenue SW. The alleged attacker came out of the shadows and grabbed the jogger. He grabbed her waist, pulled her down into a crouch position and fondled her.

The victim screamed and the attacker let go and ran away.

The victim told police the attacker didn t say anything or react to anything she said to him. She declined medical treatment at the scene.

The only description is that the man was 5 feet 9 inches tall wearing a dark colored hoodie and dark pants.

A few hours after the attack, a message was found at the scene, written in chalk on the sidewalk:

Women of West Seattle:

4/3/2013 5:20 AM

Physical / Sexual Assault took place HERE.

The man ran away & was not located by police. I was out for my A.M. run in our neighborhood. Be AWARE!


Anyone with information is asked to call 911. Anonymous tips are welcome.

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