Defensive Knife Use: Jogger uses small knife to fend off attacker

Defensive Knife Use

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A Salt Lake City woman fought back when she was groped while out on a jog. Apparently she was holding a small knife in her hand when the attack took place. The perp chose poorly.

From Salt Lake Tribune::

A woman jogging Friday morning in Salt Lake City fought back against a man who came up behind her and groped her.

She was attacked about 6 a.m. in a neighborhood near 1700 South and 500 East, Salt Lake City police spokesman Greg Wilking said.

The woman was carrying a small knife in her hand and stabbed the man multiple times when he grabbed her.

After he was stabbed, the man turned and ran toward a nearby bus stop, and the woman chased after him, Wilking said. He then fled toward Park Street.

“She gave chase for a little bit, and then decided to go back home and make the report to police,” Wilking said.

The woman described the attacker as white, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 150 pounds. He is “physically fit” and was wearing a grey sweatshirt and a backpack. He is likely between 15 and 30 years old and may have puncture wounds on his arms, legs or chest.


Good for her for being ready to protect herself. I understand that it isn’t easy to run with a pistol, so having the knife in-hand might have been the key that saved her from injury or worse.


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  1. cmeat says:

    proving once again that the hokey pokey ~ is ~ precisely what it’s all about, and that things can escalate quickly from there up to and including the magnum or even the 40watt plasma pokey.

  2. Jason says:

    Its is to bad she didn’t have a gun. I guess it may be frowned upon jogging with a gun in your hand instead of a knife..

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