Charges: Woman Fought Off Attacker With Rock

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A St. Paul man is charged with attempting to sexually assault a woman in an alley.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim was walking along the 300 block of Sherburne Avenue in St. Paul early Monday morning when she came upon a man locking a bike up to a fence.

The man said something to her, but she didn’t hear what.

With a few minutes, the man had snuck up on her and grabbed her from behind. He had her in a chokehold, the criminal complaint says.

The victim told police she fought back and hit her attacker in the face with a rock. At that point he stopped and walked away.

The victim noticed her attacker had dropped his wallet and keys, and presented them to police. As a result, they apprehended 29-year-old Cha Yang at a nearby mission.

He told police he didn’t have his wallet with him because he had left it at a friend’s house the previous night.

He is now charged with second-degree attempted criminal sexual assault and kidnapping. Both are felony offenses.

  • Yep

    Good for the woman. I wonder how they determined it was attempted sexual assault and not robbery or whatever. Either way, good job woman.

  • Anna

    Dale or Dalle? Wow.

  • Me, not you

    Rock on!

  • Rico Suave

    Fighting with a rock? She should have a Glock. Wouldn’t have even broken a sweat.

  • we

    I bet when she hit him in the head it sounded like CHAAAAA YANGGGGGGG ringing in his head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hugh Jorgan

      Hahahahahaha! I can just visualize him staggering away, with eyeballs doing barrel-rolls in his head – sorta’ like Wile E. Coyote… Hahahahahaha!

  • fred

    you go girl…..rock his world!

  • Les Johnson

    This man should be killed. There is no excuse that is valid for this behavior, and he will clearly seek out another victim whenever he has that opportunity. Why do we, as a society, think it’s ok for him to do this? He won’t be forced to surrender his life for his crime, so we are therefore condoning this violence against women. What a sick state this is.

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