We feel pretty safe here in the "City of Trees" and the greenbelt is one of my favorite parts of Boise, but this woman and her dog were attacked out of nowhere. 

He's described as

  • a white or Hispanic man
  • in his 40's or 50's
  • about 5'6"
  • 150-160 lbs.
  • white and dark grey beard about 4-6" long
  • wrinkled face
  • dirty, wrinkled, hands
  • wearing a newer looking grey zip-up hoodie

The attack happened about 4:45 p.m. yesterday on the north side of the river near 13th Street and Shoreline, east of Shoreline Park according to KTVB.com

The victim, whose name has not been released, was walking her 18-month old German Shephard when she let him off-leash and he ran down a path towards the river.

When her dog didn't immediately come back, she ran down the trail to find this man holding her dog.

All of a sudden he allegedly hit her on the head and started dragging her away. She says she was able to fight him off, get away, grab her dog, and then run home to call the police.

Boise police say the woman does have minor injuries that look consistent with being hit and dragged.

If you saw anything or have any information on this case, please contact the police at 208-377-6790 or call Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.

We want to do everything we can to keep this beautiful place safe.