Despite the woman’s instinctive reaction to ignore him, though, the man supposedly would not leave her alone. She then allegedly threatened to call the police – and things escalated fast. “She maced him a couple of times in [an] attempt to get away, at which point he grabbed her… [dragged] her into the woods and started choking her,” Manley reported.
But the attacker’s hands allegedly wringing her neck couldn’t stop the woman from drawing attention to the danger she was in. Indeed, police said she screamed as the man dragged her toward the vegetation next to the sidewalk. So inside the pawn shop, the employees seemingly heard the commotion and noticed her distress.