Residents in the Pine Mountain Club area are on alert after a man attempted to drag a woman into the woods Tuesday afternoon.
The incident happened near Yellowstone Drive. The victim’s friend found the woman lying in the woods clinging to a log with her 3-year-old daughter after she went out for a walk with her daughter before dinner and never returned.
“I mean it’s very frightening, we’ve had a terrible incident,” PMC residents Deborah Dion and Ron Coleman said. “And it’s not too far from the house. And they haven’t found the person.”
KCSO responded to the area after receiving a report of two people, an adult female and a child, missing. The subjects were found around half an hour later in a ditch on the side of the road. The adult female complained of head pain.
Kern County sheriffs are still combing the area for clues.
“They’re still looking. I don’t even know if the woman could recognize him because from what I heard she was hit over the head from behind,” Deborah Dion and Ron Coleman said.
The attacker ripped at the victim’s clothes. Her young daughter’s screaming helped scare off the attacker.
Once she regained her composure, she began crawling back towards the road, and that’s when she was found.
“I would almost think every house up here has a gun because of the bears, mountain lions. It’s just scary. And for somebody to do that knowing that, it’s pretty bold,” Deborah Dion and Ron Coleman said.
Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to call the Frazier Park Substation at 661-245-3440.