‘This is not how your story ends,’ jogger who fought off attacker says

(Police photo)

A woman who survived a sexual assault and abduction attempt in Bridgewater while she was jogging spoke to NBC 10 Boston about the attack.

Gordon J. Lyons, 57, a convicted rapist, allegedly tried to kidnap her while she was running down the street Sunday morning.

Surveillance footage shows a man trying to pull another person by the arms and into his car along Pleasant Street.

The 37-year-old victim, who doesn't want to be identified, said her defensive instincts kicked in and she was able to fight him off.

“The important thing I wanted to do was not let him get me in that vehicle. The next thought, which I'm glad I had, was ‘you're not going to let this happen. This isn't how your story ends,'" the woman told NBC 10 Boston.

Lyons eventually fled the scene in his orange Hyundai Santa Fe, according to investigators. A short time later, Lyons got into a crash on Route 24 in West Bridgewater that required medical attention at a nearby hospital.

But the woman was able to take a picture of the suspect's license plate, helping police track him down.

Lyons hid under a bed sheet as he pleaded not guilty during his arraignment at Boston Hospital Center Tuesday afternoon. He is being held without bail.

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