The woman said she tried to use a whistle to attract help but the suspect had her pinned down. Moreover, he placed his hand over her mouth to mute her screams.
The suspect allegedly told the woman that he was â€œa virginâ€ as he assaulted her.
At some point, the woman was able to scream and nearby armed jogger heard her. He ran toward the scream with his handgun and flashlight drawn and ordered the suspect to get off the woman. The attacker allegedly stood up â€œnaked from the waist downâ€ and took off running with the womanâ€™s shoes and shorts.
On January 12, 2017, he New York Times editorial board wrote against expanding the opportunities for armed citizens to be armed for self-defense. The paper claimed, â€œThe grim truth is that concealed-carry permit holders are rarely involved in stopping crime.â€