Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

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Source: Santa Barbara Police Department

On April 1, 2020, at approximately 9:30 P.M. a female jogger running eastbound in the 3800 Block of Calle Real in the City, was assaulted and robbed by a male concealing his identity. The woman successfully fought off the assailant. However, he made off with several personal items.  

Officers and Detectives are currently following leads and attempting to obtain video in the area. The investigation remains ongoing.

The Santa Barbara Police Department’s enforcement posture for emergencies and violent crime remains at full force-strength. Our Patrol Division is fully staffed and engaged in high-visibility community policing – responding quickly to emergencies. Several specialized teams are operating continuously to abate serious crime.

We ask for the public’s help to remain vigilant during the Governor’s “Safer-At-Home” Order.

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aragorn Apr 03, 2020 03:19 PM
Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

Ladies, please sign up for Martial Arts training when this epidemic is over with. I do know of a lady that she learned Kickboxing and she has been in a few dangerous situations and she has shattered and broken some bones by those who thought that she was defenseless and tried to assault and attack her. Both men and women. They wound up in the hospital, arrested and, left out in the street out cold. And this lady just walked away.

Wegan Apr 03, 2020 08:50 AM
Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

It’s terrible what happened to that woman but I must say when it comes to not social distancing joggers are the worst offenders. It seems like whenever I’m out walking the dog joggers will run by within inches flinging their sweat at me, gross.

lovesbalot Apr 03, 2020 12:33 AM
Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

Run when you can and want to . But bring a friend, dog or pepper spray. I am so glad she fought him off. I hope she keeps on running. The homeless have it hard enough without assuming negative things so quickly.

Coolio Apr 02, 2020 02:32 PM
Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

Don't really consider Yeti's comment as "victim blaming". How about good street smarts? It sucks females always need to be have situational awareness when jogging alone and especially at night but that's simply the world we live in.

a-1590547729 Apr 02, 2020 02:17 PM
Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

Have ran, walked, jogged many years in this area, from age 20 on. I was chased a few times at the East Beach bike path but always out ran them. For safety, best to exercise on off street path or trail with full lighting, near well trafficked road (such as Shoreline) or during the full light of day. It is always a possibility that as a woman, you will be attacked, and vigilance is necessary, along with a cell phone.

Minibeast Apr 02, 2020 12:30 PM
Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

Pepper gel is the way to go. At night, carry it in your hand, ready for use -------when you're out jogging/walking (dog or no dog) or just going to your vehicle. In the daytime, in lonelier areas, same practice. Carry it in your hand (not in your pocket) and be ready to use it. Gel is best for no wind blow-back effect and the product jets out up to 12'. Sad to say, day or night, male or female, you run the risk of being targeted. All it takes is one creep. Cost of pepper gel on Amazon = $10.00.

a-1590547729 Apr 02, 2020 12:27 PM
Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

There are a lot of vagrants who live around that area. We live in a first world country in one of the most expensive cities. You would think we should be safe to walk around at night without being attacked by vagrants or thugs.

d8vanilla Apr 02, 2020 12:20 PM
Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

I agree with CoastWatch, and that's about what I was gonna say. I'm NOT accusing anybody of anything, BUT, I was gonna point out the location, is known to have homeless folks hanging out. Plus, that stretch of Calle Real has a lot of places for bad people to hang out. She shouldn't be out jogging by herself.... lesson learned, and luckily she survived. Hope they will catch the low-life-waste of oxygen-sub-human common thief.

MrSlugWilson Apr 02, 2020 11:56 AM
Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

As a follow up, without more facts being stated in the story, how do you skip past any assumptions this person who was attacked could have been jogging to unwind after a stressful and long day at the hospital...? Or something else along those lines. ... not that one needs a noble reason to be out enjoying reasonable freedoms.... Dang, guy.

a-1590547729 Apr 02, 2020 11:19 AM
Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

One thing that these turds do not like, and that's a face full of GTF-away from me. From Big 5: "Bear Pepper Spray is EPA-registered as a bear deterrent. A powerful magnum fogger delivers a blast of bear spray formula that reaches up to 35 feet! Essential gear for...... keeping turds TF-away from you and your loved ones.

PitMix Apr 02, 2020 01:14 PM
Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

Bear spray is illegal for use on humans because of the high level of chemicals compared to regular pepper spray. Maybe you won't care during but you might care afterwards if the cops make an issue out of it. Probably none of us have had to use pepper spray but does anyone know of a case where a perp was able to ignore a blast of spray in their face? Maybe someone on PCP?

Yeti Apr 02, 2020 11:12 AM
Female Jogger Assaulted and Robbed Wednesday Night

Jogging after 9pm, at night is just not smart by any measure. It is so sad that this happened and we all hope that she is alright and they catch this guy, BUT.. 9:30pm ?!

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