Jogger fights off attacker with self-defense

-

Kelly Herron, 36, was on a jog through a Seattle park when she stopped to use the restroom

As she was drying her hands, she realized something was wrong. Kelly turned around and saw a man -- identified by police as 40-year-old Gary Steiner, a registered sex offender. He began assaulting her.

Fortunately, Kelly was well prepared.

In an instagram post she said, "Thankfully I just took a self-defense class offered at my work and utilized all of it…I fought for my life screaming, clawing his face, punching back, and desperately trying to escape his grip- never giving up. I was able to lock him in the bathroom until police arrived."

Police told her she did an awesome job and a “pretty good number” on her attacker’s face. 

Kelly didn’t leave unscathed, but that didn’t matter.

 

"My face is stitched, my body is bruised, but my spirit is intact.”

App Store Get it on Google Play

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In – includes Advertiser Stories