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SAN DIEGO – Students and residents near Point Loma Nazarene University are being urged to be vigilant after a student jogger was injured while fighting off two men who tried to force her into their car.

The violent attack happened just after 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in the 900 block of Moana Drive, according to San Diego police Officer Travis Easter. The young woman, a student at PLNU, was jogging about four blocks from campus when the men tried to grab her.

The victim’s mother described the attack in a post on She said her daughter noticed a man standing by a parked car.

“Because she is street-smart, she jogged to the other side of the car, putting the car between the man and herself. What she didn’t see was that there was another man hiding in the shadows who grabbed her, punched her face and tried to shove her into the car,” the mother wrote.

Her daughter screamed and kicked and bit the attacker, the mother wrote. The man continued struggling with the young woman until a car drove by and illuminated the scene with its headlights. “He threw her down, jumped into the car that was running by then and the men screeched off down the street,” the mother wrote.

The victim was only able to give a vague description of the two men. Both were described as 6 feet tall, weighing between 190 and 200 lbs. and wearing dark clothing.

The mother said her daughter was traumatized by the experience. Her injuries apparently did not require hospitalization.