Police are looking for a man with a bite mark on his hand after a woman escaped a horrifying experience using her teeth.
In the early morning hours of Sunday, a woman leaving a house party took a cab to the Husky gas station on 12th Street and Tranquille Road to walk three blocks to her home.
On the way, a man grabbed her from behind and covered her mouth, suffocating her.
She was pushed against a wall and fell to the ground where the man attempted to assault her.
The woman was able to scream and bite the man's hand, which enabled her escape.
She ran to an address on Nicolani Drive and called RCMP. The victim received injuries to her face and she was transported to Royal Inland Hospital by ambulance.
Police set up a perimeter and brought in a police dog, but the suspect's tracks were not found.
However, a forensics unit collected small amounts of blood from where the assault took place for possible analysis.
Police ask anyone noticing bite marks on a man described as native, 25 to 30 years old wearing a dark top, to call the detachment at 250-828-3000.