The frightening incident took place around 8 p.m., last Thursday, while 22-year-old Kelsey Short walked her two dogs, "Zug," and "Holly," along a paved river trail.
Short's protective dogs promptly went after the man who had jumped at her from behind some bushes along the trail.
She described what happened after the startling encounter:
The dog jumped on to him and grabbed his arm then chased him,
It was scary, but I'm glad the dog was there to protect me.
The dogs, both rescues, effectively stopped the man, believed to be a transient who lives in the area, from doing much more than giving their guardian a good scare.
According to the woman, the would-be attacker is a white male with shaggy, blond hair and scruffy facial hair. He was not wearing a shirt or shoes at the time, but did have on khaki colored shorts with a brown, braided belt.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Castle Rock Police at: (360) 274-4711
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