FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) — Police are investigating after a woman was reportedly attacked Thursday morning while walking her dog in Franklin.
The victim was attacked while taking her dog for a walk on McKay’s Court at The Landings apartment complex around 4:30 a.m.
According to Franklin police, a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt struck her in the face several times. He only stopped when the victim’s dog started to fight back, police said.
The attacker was described by Franklin police as a tall, white man with a solid build, scruffy face and wavy hair.
Police are asking anyone within a two-mile radius of The Landings area to check their Ring doorbells or other exterior surveillance cameras.
Police are stepping up patrols in both marked and unmarked cars and asks residents to remain vigilant, especially during the late night and early morning hours.
Anyone with information should call Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513.