A pregnant woman had taken her dog for a walk early Sunday morning in Manhattan when a creep grabbed her from behind in a bear hug and tried to sexually assault her. The man had been sitting on a bench and had waited for her to walk past him before getting up to attack her. But she wasn't going to go down without a fight and as he tried to reach inside her shorts, she fought him off and screamed for help as loud as she could. It paid off. When the sleazeball realized someone else approaching, he ran away. 

Luckily, the whole disturbing incident was caught on camera and police are hoping the video will help lead to the would-be rapist.

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I must say watching the video is pretty terrifying. I guess the main thing is that you never imagine something like this happening in broad daylight. Some in the neighborhood have said he was probably a drunk who had just gotten out of a nightclub in the area and since there was nobody around saw this as the perfect opportunity to attack the poor woman. ¡Qué miedo!

The pregnant woman, who is in her 30s, is one brave person. I can only imagine how horrified she must have been when this bastard tried to rip her clothes off--especially because she's two months pregnant--but she was smart enough to scream and fight to get him off her.  

I truly hope the video is shared as much as possible so police can catch this loser and the woman in this neighborhood can go out for a walk without having to worry about being attacked. 

Image via NYPD

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Roxana A. Soto is Features Editor of MamásLatinas. She's a bilingual and bicultural journalist born in Peru and raised in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa and Miami. She's also mom to a girl in 3rd grade and a boy in Kinder. She loves books, languages, traveling and good food – especially when cooked by someone else.

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