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Sketch released in attack on UGA student

12:39 PM, Mar 29, 2011   |    comments
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Police sketch of a suspect in the attack of a UGA student.

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County police are out with a sketch of a suspect in the attack of a UGA student, who was saved by a resident who heard her screams.

Police said a stranger targeted a 22-year-old student who was on her way to class last Monday at about 7:30 a.m.

She was walking through the parking lot of the Fairfax Hall Apartments, when police said a stranger came up from behind and tried to remove her clothes.

She screamed so loudly that she caught the attention of Mark Mack, a mechanic who was inside getting ready for work.

"It's a good thing she screamed," Mack said. "Every time I close my eyes, I can still hear that scream. That 'help', that was the main thing, 'help me'."

He ran outside, and the attacker took off.

"I was raised that when you hear somebody cry, you go out and help," he said. "Don't hesitate, just do it."

Mack said he would have run after the attacker, but he was still in his house shoes.

He did get a good look at the man and was able to help police with their sketch.

Anyone with information should contact Athens-Clarke County Police Det. Will Frisch at 706-613-3888, ext. 799, or Sgt. Dustin Smith at ext. 795.






























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