24-year old French engineer name Lisa was chased by a stranger for 20 minutes in Melbourne park. Lisa was standing in Fitzroy Gardens in East Melbourne just before 7 pm when a man hit her and ran off.
Lisa said: “I don’t feel safe anymore. When he saw I was with people he ran away. I remember his eyes, it looked like he was mad, I don’t know.”
“Now I avoid all the gardens. It’s terrible, Fitzroy Gardens was my favorite place and now I just try to walk around it,” she added.
Lisa said that she left her home at 6.30 pm and she was on a call with her friend. She came for a walk. Suddenly, a man approached her and punched her. She ran towards the Russian family and asked them for help.
Lisa said that on her way to the park man bumped her a few times. She came to Melbourne nine months ago for a job and she had felt safe until now.
After the incident, she decided to go back home but she said that before she left she wanted to help police to prevent these incidents.
Police have released the image of a stalker. He was 170cm tall and his age is between 40-45.