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Hemet student bites, escapes sexual attacker

June 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A beauty school student in Hemet escaped a sexual predator by biting him and fighting him off.The attack happened Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. in Hemet near Kirby Street and Florida Avenue.

The 19-year-old student had just left class at Marinello Beauty School at 2627 W. Florida Ave., when the man drove up in a pickup truck and asked her where she was headed.

Police say that the subject got out of his car and grabbed the victim and forced her into the passenger seat of his car. When he tried to force himself on her, she bit him in the right forearm and was able to escape the vehicle.

The assailant is described as a white man in his 40s. He's about 5 feet 8 inches and is heavyset.

He is described to have dark brown hair and a thin mustache. He was also driving a Dodge pickup truck that was towing a small trailer.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hemet police at (951) 765-2400.

CNS contributed to this report.

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