Police issue warning after jogger attacked in Fishers

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FISHERS, Ind. (February 11, 2015)- A Fishers woman was attacked while out on a jog.  Police say the incident happened Tuesday night around 7.  The woman was running with her dog on Holland Drive.

The woman told police a man lurking behind a tree came at her and tried grabbing her head and neck.  Police say the woman’s dog barked and scared off the suspect.

“The dog probably saved her from injury,” explains Officer Tom Weger, with Fishers Police Department.

The Sunblest neighborhood is a popular spot for runners who said they’ve never felt unsafe.

“I had to do a double take because it’s just something you don’t hear about happening around here,” explains Allen Thompson, a Fishers runner.

Police are reminding residents to always be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking or jogging alone, and call 911 immediately if you see something suspicious.

Neighbors are being extra careful and making sure others are too.

“Something happened and everyone needs to be aware when they’re running just be careful out there,” explains David Mullen.

Police believe the suspect is a white male, 5’10”, 250 pounds, has shaggy hair, and was wearing a tan jacket.

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