Jogger Attacked

When the weather is nice, many people like to enjoy the outdoors.

But Friday on Lincoln's Murdock Trail, a jogger had a close call. Lincoln police said a man came up and grabbed her. Then they said he tried to pull her into the bushes.

Anne Ringlein was riding her bike down the trail moments after it happened.

"You'd think it was fine, it was daylight you think you are fine, I mean it is 5 o'clock people are going home from work," said Ringlein.

But Omaha police tell WOWT 6 News the time of day doesn't matter. They recommend if joggers are out alone to always bring a cell phone. They also urge joggers to stay aware of their surroundings, jog in well lit places and to not listen to music.

The jogger in Lincoln did manage to escape. She is okay now, but her attacker is still on the loose.

"It definitely came to mind that this is why I don't run out here alone. Ya know, this is why I either always have my husband on a bike, or I have my dog, or I'm with friends," said Ringlein.

Police urges the public to call 911 if they see something suspicious.

"There is a reason that the hair on your neck gets kind of turned up, or that you get a little bit nervous, or you get worried about it. There are reasons for that," said Ringlein.

When giving a suspect description, judge their characteristics off personal body characteristics.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 268045071 - wowt.com/a?a=268045071