An Asian woman in her 50s was walking on a path in Clarksville, police say, when a man jogged up behind her and struck her in the face as he ran.
The incident happened on a path near Indian Summer Drive and Summer Sky Path, according to police. The woman told officers that the man repeatedly said “I’m sorry I punched you” as he ran away.
The assault knocked off the victim’s glasses and left a mark on her face. She said that the man was in his 20s and may have a developmental disability. She also told police that she often sees him walking in the area.
Police are increasing their presence in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call Howard County police at at 410-313-3200.