Runner escapes attempted kidnapping in University City

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SAN DIEGO – A would-be abductor tried to shock a jogger into submission with an electric stun gun Wednesday while making a failed attempt to drag her into a car on a University City roadside.

The woman said while running on Nobel near Regents Road around 1 p.m. a man used a Taser on her chest and tried pulling her into a four-door sedan with a pink Lyft ride-sharing company sticker on it, San Diego police said.  She kicked and punched the man who tried to use the Taser on her a second time. She was able to free herself and run away.

At that point, a woman driving by pulled over and asked the victim if she needed a ride. The victim said she did, and the good Samaritan drove her home.

The victim, who told police she did not need medical care, described the perpetrator as an unshaven man in his 30s with black hair and prescription glasses.

Officers searched the area but were unable to find him.

Anyone with information about the attack should contact San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000.

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