MALIBU, Calif. – Authorities say a man tried to sexually assault a Malibu jogger who escaped by jumping off a cliff and sliding about 100 feet down a steep hillside.
Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Derek Sabatini says the woman was taken to a hospital Friday with cuts and bruises from the fall.
She told deputies she had finished a run at about noon at Point Dume State Park and was standing at the edge of a cliff when she was grabbed from behind. She says she and the man struggled for several minutes before she was able to break away. That's when the woman ran and jumped off the cliff.
Deputies say the suspect then escaped in the woman's Toyota Land Cruiser.
A search for the suspect is underway.