Teen fights off man who attacked her in Peoria; police jail Glendale man for kidnapping, assault

Posted at 9:02 AM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 10:20:35-04

Peoria Police say a 17-year-old girl walking to work was able to fight off an attacker and provided a description that helped officers catch him. 

The incident occurred near 75th Avenue and West Mountain View Road (north of Hatcher Road) around 5 a.m. on Tuesday. The teen was reportedly headed to work when a man on a bike came up behind her, grabbed her by the neck, pressed something to her head and tried to choke her. 

The teen fought back for under a minute before she got away and called 911 from her cell phone. 

The victim provided a description of the man who fled on his bike and police located him a few blocks away. She positively identified him as 31-year-old Jacob Naranjo of Glendale. In his possession was a pair of garden clippers that he may have used against her head. 

Naranjo was booked into jail on kidnapping and aggravated assault charges. 

Fortunately, the victim suffered no physical injuries.