CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (CNN) — A mother out for a run took off in pursuit of a man who allegedly flashed her – and it was all caught on video.
It was just after 6 a.m when a single mother had the wind in her hair and a smile on her face as she ran down Memorial drive, “enjoying my beautiful day. I was thinking what a great day to be alive,” she said.
Then the unthinkable happened.
“He pulled his pants once, and you know, I didn’t react too much. As he came closer, he pulled them again. Then I understood maybe it’s not what I think it is,” she said.
She says the middle-aged man reached out to try to grab her and she flipped.
“Was not his lucky day, ‘cause I decided it’s just not going to happen, and I decided to chase him down.”
Surveillance cameras were recording as she caught up to him, pinned him down for 3 to 5 minutes and implored passersby to help.
“With all due respect, people, what does it look like? Romantic conversation? I’m holding him down yelling call the police. Like, people just choose to ignore,” she said.
Frustrated, the woman reached for her phone to call 911, knowing her prisoner might get away, and he did.
State police say they would’ve preferred she didn’t tackle the alleged flasher, but the former member of the Israeli military says she doesn’t put up with much.
“I mean, I’m six one, pretty fit. It’s not very a good victim to go after.”
And she’s speaking out now so no one else will have to either.
“I told him I’m going to get him, so I’m going to get you, darling.”
The woman said the suspect was quote “really, really scared” when she held him down.
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