CHICAGO (CBS)– A woman escaped an attempted sexual assault on the lakefront bike path around 11:15 p.m on Friday.
A 27-year-old female was walking on the bike path, located in the 700 block of south Lake Shore Drive, when she was approached from behind by a male offender, who attempted to sexually assault her, according to Chicago police.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Overnight Storm Threat
The victim struggled with the offender and police said she attempted to deploy pepper spray.READ MORE: Chicago Lead Water Pipe Replacement Program Hasn't Started, But It's Already Being Expanded
Police said the offender was startled by a passing cyclist and fled the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.MORE NEWS: With COVID On Rise, Some Bars Are Willing To Require Proof Of Vaccinations To Avoid Another Shutdown