New Hartford Woman Has Disturbing Encounter While Out Running
A New Hartford woman says she had a scary moment when she was harassed by a man on Woodberry Road while she was out for a run.
A New Hartford woman says she was approached by a man in a car who asked for directions, but when she kept going, he came back around and showed her pornographic images on a cell phone.
In a Facebook post, the woman says:
"Everyone please be careful just came in from a run and a white man in a black car with a baseball cap pulled up to me on Woodberry and asked for directions. I didn’t get near car he came back around and stuck his phone out the window showing a pornographic video. Please be careful and keep an eye out for him. I did not get the license plate."
The woman says she believes the car was a Black Honda Accord.
If have an experience like this, please contact the New Hartford Police Department.
Unfortunately, female runners should take extra safety precautions.
- Leave the headphones at home, and stay aware of your surroundings.
- Let someone know where you're going.
- If possible, run with pepper spray.
- Vary your schedule and running route.
- Where possible, run where there are lighted streets and other people.