A young man is on the loose after Round Rock Police say he tried to sexually assault a young woman while she was jogging this week on the 1300 block of Terra Street in Round Rock. Police need your help to find him.
Aaron and Jessica Kirk were making s'mores with their daughters in the backyard on Tuesday when they heard someone screaming "help me." Aaron peeked over the fence and saw a young woman.
"She started coming my way, she was kind of stumbling, she was coming from the mailboxes and she screamed that 'someone just tried to rape me," Aaron said.
Round Rock Police tell us it happened around 9:45 Tuesday night as the young woman was jogging from Caldwell Heights Elementary School up the road.
A man wearing a hoodie grabbed her from behind, knocked her to the ground and straddled her.
Jessica says the guy told her to stop screaming...instead, the young jogger fought him off.
"She did great, she started screaming anyway and grabbed him by the throat and pushed him off of her and he ran away," she said.
The Kirks took her inside and held the phone for her as she talked to 911 dispatchers.
"She managed to get out in very good detail everything that happened to her, she gave a very good description of the guy. But she just kept breaking down and crying...I just felt terrible for her. I have 2 little girls and she was only 20 years old. To me, I'm only 34 and that's just a baby to me," Jessica said.
According to a police composite, the suspect is a white male, 19 to 20 years old about 5'9” in height, 130 to 150 pounds, with a thin mustache, brown hair and brown eyes. And he was last seen wearing a navy blue hoodie with gold lettering.
The Kirks say they still feel safe in their neighborhood. They feel like this is a one-time thing.
"How do you not go out there and help her? I would want somebody to do the same thing for me or for my kids," Jessica said.
Aaron wishes he would have gotten a glimpse of the young man.
"The adrenaline was up. I didn't know if I was gonna be in a fight or if I would be able to handle one, I didn't know. But it's awful and I wish we could have done more," he said.
The Kirks say the young woman was at their doorstep the very next day with flowers to say "thank you." She told them she won't let the incident control her life. In the meantime if you know who this guy might be, call Round Rock Police.