DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - "I was going to get raped or I was going to be hurt," says Rachel Ford.
That's what Ford thought as she was trying to get away from a man who she says was following her in an older black van.
It happened around 8:00 Monday night on John Glenn Avenue where she was jogging.
"I was just running and the next thing I know, he kept coming around and he kept turning around every time I would see him and he would just creep up on me," explains Ford.
She says no one was around so she tried to run in between houses.
"I noticed that most of the houses had fences and thank God this woman. This young lady, sweetheart, because if it wasn't for her, I don't know what would've happened. She saw me and saw what happened and stopped me and she actually had to drive me home and I think that's what scared him off," says Ford.
She says she's lucky she was able to get away. Ford describes him as a skinny man in his 50s with a mullet.
"I was definitely scared. The whole time I was running away from him. I was just thinking in my head, this is the end of my life or something bad is really going
And this close call will change the way she does things in the future.
"I'm either going to run with some friends or I'm not going to run in this area," says Ford.
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 222-7867.
Homicide detectives are at the scene of a shooting at Love's gas station on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
Sidney Police are looking for a pair of men who robbed a Speedway gas station early Sunday morning.
A big thanks to all of you, the WDTN viewer, who contributed to our campaign to the help the United Rehabilitation Services.
Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Wagner Ford Road Sunday afternoon.