A man with a knife jumped an 18-year-old girl on a Mayfair Street last week and unbuttoned her pants before she fought him off and he fled, according to police, who are trying to identify the attacker.
The struggle occurred at about 11 p.m. on Jan. 21 on the 3200 block of Unruh Ave., just west of Frankford Avenue.
The victim told police she was walking down the street when a red car pulled beside her and a man in the passenger seat attempted to engage her in conversation. She ignored the man and continued walking.
Moments later, a man approached her from behind, covered her mouth and held a knife to her throat. As she resisted him, the attacker unbuttoned her pants and tried to slice her shirt, police said. When the red car pulled up beside them, the attacker got into the vehicle, which took off in an unknown direction.
The car was described as an older model Honda, small and red with small aerodynamic wings and tinted windows. A young-looking white man was the driver. The guy with the knife was described as black, in his 20s, 5 feet 11 inches tall and thin with a mustache and beard. He wore cargo pants with the word “Army” printed on them, as well as tan Timberland boots and a black North Face hooded sweatshirt with white lettering. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPDTIP to report information. ••