ROSWELL, Ga. - Roswell Police are investigating a bizarre attack on a jogging trail. Lee Watkins was running on Riverwalk Trail in Roswell Sunday.
It was about 7 a.m. when she saw a man walking from the opposite direction. She said just as they passed each other, he hit her in the back of the head, with what she believes was a rock. Watkins said she was bleeding, but worse than the pain was the fear.
“I was thinking, oh, my gosh, I could die, this guy just hit me and he's coming back,” said Watkins.
Watkins said the man never said a word, just walked away down the trail. She called 911 and police were there in minutes, but the man was already gone. Watkins went to the hospital. She needed seven staples to close the gash in her head.
Watkins described the man as white with very pale skin, between 5 foot 8 and 5 foot 9, with a medium build. She said he had short, wavy, brown hair and was probably in his 30's. At the time he was wearing a light gray or white sweatshirt with black pants. Watkins said there were other runners on the trail that morning. She's hoping someone noticed the man and can give police more information
Watkins said she's run on the trail along Riverside Road thousands of times over the past 14 years. She said she's not going to let this keep her off the trails, but she'll always be wondering why.
“It's very bizarre, why would anyone just hit someone in the head, for what reason?” said Watkins.