Still no charges against suspect in jogger abduction case

Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 14:26:31-04
SAN DIEGO -- Prosecutors said Monday that more review is needed before a decision is made on whether to file charges against a 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of shocking a jogger with an electric stun gun in University City.
Rahimi Baba Sheikhali Shayan, also known as Shayan Rahimi, was arrested July 28, the day after he allegedly tried to abduct the woman.
San Diego police said Shayan is accused of getting out of a parked car and confronting the 23-year-old woman as she was running alongside Nobel Drive near Regents Road about 12:30 p.m. on July 27.
He allegedly held the stun gun against the victim's chest, reached behind her with his free hand and tried to pull her into a nearby parked a parked car, Officer Luis Roman said.
The jogger, who felt a burning sensation, responded by screaming, kicking her assailant and pushing him away. She then ran out into the nearby traffic lanes and flagged down a passing motorist, who let the victim into her car before continuing on out of the area, Capt. Mark Hanten said.
When the women had traveled what they considered to be a safe distance from the site of the alleged crime, the driver pulled over and let the victim out to await the arrival of police.
Tips from the public helped lead detectives to the suspect, who was taken into custody the next morning. He posted bail and was released soon afterward.