Police released a sketch of a man Thursday believed to have assaulted a woman and left her with serious injuries on Mountain View's Stevens Creek Trail on Monday night.
The suspect is described as a black man between 20 and 30 years old who is about 6 feet tall with a slender to medium build. He had short hair and a Caribbean accent, and was wearing a Golden State Warriors sweatshirt, according to police.
The victim, a woman from Massachusetts, was walking along the trail near the bridge to Creekside Park at Gladys Avenue and Easy Street at about 10 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and tried to speak with her.
She refused to interact with him, but he grabbed her and pushed her into bushes several feet off the trail, according to police. He then allegedly punched her repeatedly in the face.
A pair walking along the trail saw the man and shouted to him, and the victim used the distraction to bite the suspect while he tried to muffle her screams.
The victim jumped away and ran to the pair, police said. The suspect walked away south on the trail under state Highway 85, and police were unable to locate him after a search. The woman was treated for serious injuries to her face.
Police said the suspect might have bite marks on his hand or forearm, from when the woman tried to escape. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Detective Robert Medina at email@example.com.