SAN JOSE (KRON) — A woman wearing a head scarf was attacked Wednesday in the parking garage at San Jose State University, according to university officials.
The incident took place around 2:10 p.m. while the victim was getting something out of her trunk on the third floor of the West Garage on South Fourth and East San Salvador streets.
The victim says her attacker came from behind and pulled her head scarf, choking her to the point that she was unable to breathe.
“I had to go pick my sister up… that’s all I was thinking about,” the victim said.
The attacker pulled her so hard that her back arched in what she described as “a very painful way.”
When she was finally released, the force from resisting sent her to her knees.
The victim suspects this violent act could be a hate crime, prompted by Donald Trump’s election.
Her response, however, was not hateful in return.
Instead, she hopes for the opportunity to one day face her attacker and have a dialogue about what happened.
The suspect has been described as a fair-skinned male who wore a dark-colored hoodie and khaki pants, according to school officials.
No arrests have been made in the attack, which remains under investigation.
Anyone with information on this and similar cases is asked to call San Jose State University police at (408) 924-2222.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may call the department’s CrimeStoppers line at (408) 924-2236 or send an email to sjsutipnow.org.