San Francisco police release sketch of suspect in attempted rape 

click to enlarge Police are looking for a suspect that tried to rape a woman walking in Noe Valley earlier this month. - COURTESY RENDERING
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  • Police are looking for a suspect that tried to rape a woman walking in Noe Valley earlier this month.

Police have released a sketch of the monster who earlier this month tried to rape a woman who was walking in Noe Valley.

The suspect is described as an Asian or Latino man in his 20s or 30s, about 5-foot-10 and weighing 160 pounds. He had a buzz haircut and thin beard, and he was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and pants.

The incident happened about 2:40 a.m. Jan. 6 when the woman was reportedly walking home on 23rd Street near Guerrero Street. She told police she noticed the creep coming toward her from a half-block away.

When they crossed paths, the suspect reportedly lunged at the woman, tackled her to the ground, straddled her and then slammed her head onto the street, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

The victim, who later recounted the harrowing attack in a post on Facebook, said the man was trying to knock her unconscious, but he did not realize how strong she is. She managed to break free and scream for help. A neighbor heard her and scared off the attacker.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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