Police: Woman grabbed near UO campus

EUGENE, Ore. -- A University of Oregon student reported being grabbed by a man outside of her apartment early Saturday morning, Eugene Police officials said.

The woman said that she was approaching her apartment complex at 19th ave. and Harris St. at around 2 a.m. when a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt ran forward, grabbed her and tried to grope her.

She told police that the man fled south on Harris street when she started yelling for help.

The woman described her attacker as as white, about 5'5" and chubby, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and drawn around his face, and tan Bermuda-style shorts.

Police ask anyone with information to call either the Eugene Police at 541-682-5111 or UOPD at 541-346-2919.


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