Columbia police are searching for a suspect in the attack of a woman at Columbiana Centre Mall.
The victim told police she was leaving a public restroom inside the Northwest Columbia mall Wednesday morning when a man grabbed her around the face and neck from behind. She screamed and fought back using her hands and high heels as weapons. During the struggle, the two fell down but she kept screaming and the man ran out of the mall. The victim was not seriously injured.
Her attacker is described as a black male with possibly a beard, 25 to 30 years old, about 5’6”, 250 pounds. He was said to be wearing a dirty white T-shirt and dark pants.