Woman Attacked After Leaving Bus in Ferndale
Police said the woman used her keys to free herself from the attacker.
Ferndale Police are looking for a man who reportedly followed and attacked a woman after she left a bus stop at Eight Mile and Livernois.
At about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, police took a report from a 24-year-old woman who said that she was just attacked by an unknown man, according to a news release from Ferndale Police.
The victim said that she first encountered the man while she was waiting for a bus at Eight Mile and Warren in Detroit. The man drove up in a blue/gray colored mini-van and asked her if she needed a ride. She declined and the man told her that he would follow the bus.
The victim then got on the bus and rode to Eight Mile and Livernois where she got off. She looked for the man, but did not see him. She walked north on Livernois for several blocks and then was attacked by the same man she had seen earlier.
Police said the man grabbed her from behind and began to drag her. The woman had keys in her hand and used them to defend herself by hitting the attacker with the keys.
During the struggle, the woman was not injured, but her glasses were broken.
The attacker may have injuries from being scratched by the keys, the report states.
The suspect is described as a white man, around 50 years old, with slicked back grey hair and a grey mustache. He was driving an unknown make or model blue/gray colored minivan.
Anybody with information on this incident should call Ferndale Police at 248-541-3650 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.