VENTURA (CBSLA) — Police need help to track down a bicyclist who attacked a woman as she walked on a Ventura bike path.
The attack was reported Wednesday at about 12:20 p.m. on the bike path alongside Highway 126, just west of Kimball Park. The woman told police the bicyclist was going westbound and had passed her, then turned around and attacked her.READ MORE: Evacuations Ordered As University Fire Burns In San Bernardino
The woman was able to fend off the attack and was not seriously injured, according to Ventura police.READ MORE: LAUSD Hosts COVID Vaccine Clinics Ahead Of Deadline For Employees
The bicyclist was described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, with a medium build, short dark hair, and a thin mustache. The type of bicycle he rode was not identified.MORE NEWS: Proof Of Vaccination Must Be Shown With Photo ID To Get Into LA County Indoor Events Of 1,000 Or More Attendees
Police have released images of a person of interest they say was near the crime, and that detectives would like to speak to. Anyone with information about the bicyclist or witnessed the crime can contact Ventura police Major Crimes Detective Nunez at (805) 339-4328.