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Woman reports assault on Chapel Hill street

Posted October 9, 2009

— A woman told Chapel Hill police that a man assaulted her while she walking home along Pritchard Avenue around 2:40 a.m. Friday.

The woman said a man grabbed her from behind and forced her to the ground. Police said the man ran away when she fought back.

The man was described as in his early 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a slim build and short hair. He wore a black T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the assault should call police Investigator D. Hunter at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Crime Stoppers offers rewards for information that helps solve felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • meh2 Oct 9, 2009

    Nice reportin', WRAL - I saw that guy later that same night.

  • BurninStick Oct 9, 2009

    Look, it don't matter WHAT time the lady was attacked, and it ain't none of your business what she was doing out at that hour either. She was attacked, get it?

  • iron fist Oct 9, 2009

    I agree with both posters. Better description would help. And why would she be out alone @ 2:40am.

  • devilblue Oct 9, 2009

    I still cannot believe that a woman would be out walking anywhere at 2:40 a.m. alone! That is just taking such a stupid risk this day and time.

  • wcumom Oct 9, 2009

    He was purple wasn't he?