Woman brutally attacked on Stevens Creek Trail

BY ALLISON LEVITSKY
Daily Post Staff Writer

The Mountain View police are searching for a man who brutally attacked a Massachusetts woman on the Stevens Creek Trail last night (Feb. 25), leaving her with serious facial injuries.

Just before 10 p.m. Monday, the woman was walking along the trail near the bridge to Creekside Park when the man approached her from behind, introduced himself as Jerry and tried to talk with her.

The woman refused to interact with the man, who then grabbed her, pushed her into the bushes several feet from the trail and started punching her in the face.

Two passersby spotted the man during the attack and shouted out to him, distracting him.

The woman was able to bite the man, who was trying to muffle her screams, and ran to the passersby. The man then walked south on the trail under Highway 85, police said.

Police responded immediately and searched the area, but didn’t find the man.

The assailant was described as a black man in his 20s standing about 6 feet tall with a slender to medium build.

He has short hair, was wearing a gray Golden State Warriors sweatshirt and spoke with a Caribbean accent, police said.

Anyone with information about the man has been asked to email Detective Robert Medina at robert.medina@mountainview.gov.

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