(Fox News) A Colorado woman said she's lucky to be alive after being choked from behind, dragged by a rope into the woods and sexually assaulted in a public park Wednesday in a shocking daytime attack.
Vanessa Ursini, 29, said she was walking her dog along the Platte River Trail in Littleton, Colorado, when a man -- whom she now believes was stalking her -- came up behind her with a rope and began choking her, dragging her into the nearby woods.
Ursini said the man bound her ankles and wrists and took off most of her clothes.
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“I fought like hell and screamed my brains out,” Ursini said, adding her dog tried to fight off her attacker, too. But eventually, she said he threatened to kill her if she didn’t stop screaming – so she did.