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Man walking dog assaults woman in East Huntingdon

| Sunday, April 29, 2012, 1:38 p.m.

Some quick thinking and a well-placed kick allowed a Scottdale woman to escape a man who assaulted and tried to rob her Tuesday night on an East Huntingdon road.

According to state police, Nicole King was driving on Mt. Nebo Church Road at 5:30 p.m. when a man walking a dog flagged her down. Thinking he needed assistance, King stopped her pickup truck and got out.

Police said the man ran up to her and asked for money. When she said she didn't have any, he asked again and then said, "Give me your money."

King refused and the man shoved her against her truck hard enough to bruise her face, police said. King turned and kicked the man in the groin and, while he was incapacitated, drove away.

Police said the man was white, about 40 years old and approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black tassel cap, black jacket, dark pants and work boots. He was walking a dark, medium-sized dog with a white belly.

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