The victim was walking in the area of San Gabriel Boulevard and Fern Avenue between midnight and 1 a.m. Tuesday when she noticed a man masturbating while standing next to a car.
The woman told police that she continued walking on Fern Avenue, and that's when the suspect began following her. The suspect then ran up to her, grabbed her and tried to pull her way.
Authorities said the victim struggled with the man and yelled for help. The suspect fled on foot, and the victim was able to escape uninjured.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, between 20 and 25 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds, with dark hair. He was seen wearing black shorts and a gray shirt. His vehicle was described as a gray sedan.
If you have any information about this case, you're urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Temple Station at (626) 285-7171 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.