Runner Assaulted Early Monday Morning on Mississippi Avenue in North Chattanooga
Someone was assaulted while running around 7:30am.
Police describe the suspect as a man who’s about 5’8 to 5’9 inches tall, weighing between 180-200 pounds with a short afro, flat top style hair.
At the time of the attack, he was wearing white or khaki shorts and a dark colored button-up style shirt.
If you know anything about this crime, please call Chattanooga Police.
The CPD suggests the following safety precautions for running early mornings and late night.
1.Run with a partner or a dog in well-lit areas.
2.Avoid unpopulated areas.
3.Trust your intuition about a person or an area.
4.Alter or vary your running route pattern.
5.If you do use headphones, run with the volume low and just one earbud in.
6.Have a cellular phone with you at all times.
CALL POLICE IMMEDIATELY (423) 698-2525 if something happens to you or someone else, or you notice anyone out of the ordinary. It is important to report incidents immediately.