CLAGARY: Middle Eastern man runs down woman on bike, wants to rape her
CALGARY — Police believe a man purposely ran down a cyclist with his car to sexually assault her.
The woman was riding on a Calgary street at about 5 a.m. on March 7, police say, when she was hit by a gold or beige SUV.
Det. Matt Baker said the man — Middle Eastern and in his 20s — picked the woman up and put her in the SUV, where he threatened to sexually assault her.
She fought the man and managed to escape the vehicle, running to a nearby home, police said.
She was taken to hospital, where she remains in serious condition with head injuries.
“Investigators believe this was a deliberate act,” Baker said.
“She believes the vehicle followed her for a short distance prior to knocking her to the ground.”
Police are going through surveillance footage from nearby businesses.
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