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Woman ambushed by man with stun gun on park trail

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BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities are searching for the man who tried to ambush a woman on a bike using a stun gun on Red Top Mountain State Park trail on Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office tells FOX 5 News that the woman was riding her bike on the Iron Hill Trail just before 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. She said she spotted a yellow square object on top of a tree stump at a curve on the trail that she believed to be a stun gun. She spotted a man laying beside a fallen tree and then heard the stun gun being deployed.

The victim, identified by investigators only as a 19-year-old woman, said the stun gun probes flew across her head and helmet, but did not stick. She told investigators that she was able to quickly free herself and take off from the area. She met up with some hikers on the trail who were able to call 911.

The woman was not injured in the incident.

Deputies searched the immediate area, but did not find the man. They believe he fled into the nearby Red Top Estates.

The attacker is being described as white male, possibly in his 40s. He was wearing a green baseball cap. Investigators believe the man was also wearing camouflage clothing.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office at 770-382-5050.
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