A woman was walking a trail through the when a man ran at her, grabbing at her before fleeing the scene, according to .
The woman was alone on the La Porte Road Access trail around noon on April 17 when the man accosted her, asked a question and then rode off on a bike. Shortly afterward, he returned without the bike and grabbed at her arms and breasts before running away.
The woman called 9-1-1, and forest preserve police responded immediately.
“She called us right away and, actually, one of our officers happened to be in the La Porte Road parking lot when she called 9-1-1,” said Forest Preserve Police Lt. Tracy Phillips. “So, we were there pretty quickly.”
The woman described the man as Hispanic and wearing a hooded sweatshirt. No other details were relayed. A search of the area by Mokena and Frankfort police, along with Will County Sheriff's police and forest preserve police did not result in any arrests.
“This has not happened before. It's very isolated on this trail, this is our first one,” said Phillips.
She added that any incidents—including past incidents—like this one can be reported to Will County Forest Preserve Police by calling (815) 727-8700. Immediate assistance can be contacted at 9-1-1.