CHICAGO (CBS) — Police in west suburban Villa Park were searching for a man who attacked a woman on a popular trail early Wednesday.
The woman was walking alone on the Great Western Trail around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, between Harvard Avenue and Westmore Road, when she was approached from behind and beaten.READ MORE: Oak Park And River Forest High School Ban On Activities Due To COVID Outbreak Sparks Outrage
Police have not said where the woman was struck, or if a weapon was used in the attack. The victim suffered minor injuries, and nothing was stolen during the attack.
The victim refused to be taken to a hospital, and instead was treated by paramedics at the scene. Her injuries were minor.
As of Thursday morning, no one was in custody.
The trail is a magnet for bikers, hikers, joggers, and dog walkers from all over the area. Jennifer Fink was on the trail just before the victim was attacked. She was back on the trail Thursday morning, but a little more prepared.
“I’m afraid, but not too concerned,” she said. “I brought Mace.”READ MORE: My Block, My Hood, My City Lights Up South Side By Decorating Homes For The Holidays