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Woman escapes stranger who grabbed her, police say

Published On: May 05 2014 12:33:21 PM CDT   Updated On: May 05 2014 12:41:03 PM CDT

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MADISON, Wis. -

A 24-year-old Madison woman was able to escape the grasp of a man who followed and grabbed her Sunday morning, according to a release from Madison police.

The woman told police she was grabbed near the intersection of East Dayton Street and North Pinckney Street at about 4 a.m. She said the man put a hand over her mouth and an arm around her torso and told her not to scream.

She said she was able to get away and get into a nearby taxi. The taxi driver helped the woman as police were called.

The man is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall with a slender build. He was wearing a white baseball cap, dark jeans and a dark long-sleeved shirt.

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