An 18-year-man is in jail this morning after he allegedly attacked a woman at knife point then followed her to her house after she got away.
According to police reports, the 36-year-old woman was getting out of her car on the 2600 block of Sacramento Street yesterday afternoon when the suspect abruptly pinned her against a tree.
As the woman struggled to free herself from the man's grip, he tackled her, attracting the attention of people passing by.
When a witness tried to intervene and help the woman, the attacker pulled out a knife and started chasing the Good Samaritan. The suspect fled the scene but later came back to the woman's house where he kicked at her front door. Neighbors reported seeing the man on the roof of her home; according to police he had climbed the fire escape and entered the victim's home through a window.
By the time he got inside, the cops had arrived and arrested the suspect, 18-year-old Victor Manuel Rodriguez, on a slew of charges, including burglary, assault with deadly weapon, stalking, and false imprisonment. Officer Albie Esaprza says the victim and suspect knew each other but wouldn't elaborate on their relationship.